Faces

Over the last five years, virtually every face and figure I’ve rendered has been in the stylings of sketchnotes, graphic recordings, and iconography, as well as illustrated data and content visualization. Based mainly on pen and marker doodles, and crisp vector minimalism, I’ve been away from the more traditional aspects of artistically rendering faces and people. While my professional work has prospered, my ability to render a relatively consistent style of faces and people for personal drawings has been lacking. Lately, in a push to revisit my traditional illustration roots, I’ve undertaken drawing heads on a near-daily basis. Below are the first ten heads, where I’ve been taking degrees of experimentation with each rendering. Photo references have not been used for these, though I do take notice of elements such as the shapes of eyes and hairstyles in random pictures of people. I’ve dated and numbered each head in order to track and evaluate my progress.