Wednesday, May 16, 2007

EDM Challenge #118: Draw Some Hair

Ok, I'm cheating with this one. I drew this a couple of years ago and posted it a few days ago with my tag post. It's the only thing I have with hair and I don't feel like drawing hair. So there....


For Halloween I wore kitty face paint and kitty ears. My co-worker in the business office took the photo above. For drawing class we drew 1/2 inch grid lines on a copy of our photo. Then, on a very large piece of paper, we drew corresponding grid lines that were wavy. As we drew each grid from photo to paper, the face got skewed.

This is charcoal on some kind of very heavy paper. It was fun to draw. Some people's drawings were really hilarious with huge eyes or giant foreheads. Our Instructor told us it is easier to draw a self-portrait this way to start with.

I think the hair looks pretty good on this drawing.  Below is the original photo I worked from:



Emma Pod

9 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

The hair looks really good on this- nice work - and wonderful costume.

Sarah said...

Great hair - and I like the wavy line grid distortion - turns you into a cartoon character, especially with that face paint.

laserone said...

Oh wow, neat! I bet that was fun!

Brenda Y said...

Wavy grid lines is a fantastic idea!! Yes, you did a wonderful job on the "hair!" I'm so glad you saved this and shared it with us all - it's really clever and GOOD!

platitudinal said...

"I think the hair looks pretty good on this."
I say it is more than just pretty good, it is pretty awesome, Mary!!!

*Thanks for posting the real photograph. I was curious to see you in that kitty costume :)

juj said...

What a great idea - I've never heard of this exercise but it looks like so much fun. I will have to try it. I love how yours turned out, and you're right. The hair looks great.

Serena said...

What a fun exercise!!! I love your drawing and, I agree, the hair looks great! :)

E-J said...

This is ever so slightly disturbing :-)

phthaloblu said...

What a cool idea! Yes, the hair looks great in this as does the whole face.