Hey what's up, I know it has been awhile. The last post I wrote on the blog was in May. Please excuse the untimely of all schedules but fear you not - I'm back with another post. I recently finished up (about a month ago from uploading this post) a drawing challenge I wanted to do a for a long time. I named it the 30 Day Drawing challenge and I wanted to completed it whenever I could - which I now learnt, I should have put up a deadline for.
I started in October 2015 and completed in July 2016. The relief in finishing it up, was something I was aiming for and I'm so glad I got it over and done with. I wanted to do something like this because I got to improve on my craft and figuring out on how I want to spend a fair amount of time for each drawing.
There wasn't any rules or set guidelines I had followed. I focused on drawing females with different ethnic backgrounds, I did this because much in the real world perfection and beauty is seen in many ways. At first I wanted to start to draw out the whole drawing from all of the hairs strands and full facial features and towards the end I went for the minimal appeal, leaving various parts of the face and hair to not be fully filled up. I drew each piece in black ballpoint-pen by Papermate on Derwent A4 sketching paper.
To see the drawings as a whole piece you can check them out here on my Tumblr.
Words, drawings and photography by Quoc Truong