These drawings were done on the same A5 white cartridge paper with 2B pencil (mechanical).
Since I started to study art formally back in my GCSE days, “draw what you see, not what you think you see” (easier said than done of course) is a quote hardwired into my brain mainly due to my teachers were throwing that at me every time I step into the art classroom. Today I decided to go against that golden rule and that would be the main principle for this post. Meanwhile I’d also like to do some drawings of hair and faces so I got some drawings of some pictures from this Japanese hairstyle catalogue site done (I don’t own these photos). The aim of this is such that I could simplify images of people in real life and add some cartoonish features such that they may potentially become a source of inspiration of whether I could adapt or model real life people as OCs for a visual novel I might potentially write (with the help of volunteering models and perhaps other artists). This I am still not too sure of yet.
I attempted to have the curves of the face as accurate as possible, followed by the enlargement of the eyes, the shrinking of the width of the nose and simplifying the hair by removing quite a few lines. Of course this would make the differences between the drawings and the pictures larger but this exercise also allows the capacity of imagination – to allow the brain to fill in some gaps, which is probably good once in a while. Should I realise this exercise has potential, I will think of a method to utilise it.