Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Assorted subway faces of diffeent people going places by subwaysurfer

Drew some GREAT faces today. One of the keys to doing great subway caricature is to not SO much "GET THE LIKENESS" in the objective literal sense, but to "GET THE EXPRESSION" I feel that if you go for THE EXPRESSION you will get the likeness as a bonus. Extreme life drawing gives me the opportunity to observe and record expressions in a way that would just never be possible with the live model. The teenager in the middle pic is my favorite. His face literally changed expression three or four times in a minute as he was deep in thought pondering something.
The businessman on top looked at is he was just hanging on waiting for the workday to end, and had that dull thousand mile, businessman's soulless stare.... the guy with the ponytail had this look on his face that said, "HI! ENGLISH ISNT MY FIRST LANGUAGE!"

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