The other night I was watching, Snowpiercer, and suddenly had an urge to draw. Maybe it was one of the characters in the movie inspiring me, since he was drawing everyone around him. I don’t do portraits, or even sketches, very often. I can’t remember the last one I did, nor from an image. I started with his hairline, which from what I know of drawing faces, is not the typical way artists draw faces. That seemed most natural to me and where I wanted to start.
This sketch was very fast and easy for me. I was surprised the proportions turned out as well as they did. Although his hand looks freakishly small to me, and the way I shaded the jacket makes his head look slumped at an odd angle, I thought he turned out really well for how little practice I do on these types of drawings. I really became enthralled with the shading, realizing how exciting it is to shade something in and bring it more to life.
I paused the movie I was watching in a frame of Chris Evans, who played Curtis in the film. So I got bored pretty quick and wanted to watch the rest of the movie. I lost my reference due to that and couldn’t really accurately finish this. The pause button was also over part of his face, so I didn’t have a clear view of the entirety of his nose and mouth area. While I don’t feel my drawing really looks like Chris Evans, at all, I’m still amazed it even looks somewhat proportional and cartoon-like realistic.
In spite of all this, I was really happy with how it turned out. I wonder what I could do if I actually practiced everyday?