sketch of my main character
A few weeks ago I mentioned an artist that was inspiring me, her name's Kim Kincaid. I love her portraits and especially her drawings, both in pencil and colored pencil. She has a section on her website that you can find here, featuring fan art she has done from some books that she likes. I wanted to give it a try. I thought maybe I'd draw Katsa from Graceling, or Jace from the Mortal Instruments, but then I thought maybe I'd give my very own character, from the book I'm working on, a try. So here he is.
This drawing is in between a finished drawing and a sketch, and if you're thinking that he looks an awful lot like Steven Strait (an actor), well you'd be right, I used a photo of him I found as a model. This isn't quite how I picture my character, but it's close. I think I want to give it another try a little later. I picture him to have sharper, more angular features. I do like the look of warmth on his face here, it looks to me like he's trying to hide it, but just can't. I wonder who in the world he could be looking at like that? ;) But still, I like this :) It was fun, and good practice.
Oh and I forgot to mention that on Thursday I will be doing a post on time management, so if you have any questions or thoughts just leave them in the comments :)