Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Pencil sketch of Nigel Farage

This drawing of Nigel Farage is a first attempt at trying to nail his likeness, probably more later once I have worked out which bits are wrong, I guess a problem with this sort of thing is that having drawn it I find it very difficult to even tell if most people would even recognise which politician it is that I have tried to draw this time.

I am in a general sense working up to doing some caricatures of political figures and I think that perhaps the first stage in this is to be able to sketch a reasonable likeness fairly quickly, first in pencil and then with paint.

Technically this was a grade B 0.5mm propelling pencil and the paper the £2.99 48 sheet field sketch book sold by The Works in Ramsgate Garden Centre 150gsm paper.

The shading would have been better using an ordinary pencil where I could have used the side of the lead. 

Another go this time using an ordinary 2B pencil same paper, different things wrong with this one I think 

 I tried coloured pencils on this one, something I haven't used since school


  1. Here's the film of the protest

  2. Here's the film of the protest

  3. Here's the film of the protest

  4. Here's the film of the protest

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  6. Goodness me Christine have you gone critical or do you need to clear your browsing data?

    1. Sorry michael! But I'm always critical... Will try harder


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