Sunday, May 6, 2007

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Portrait - Rod Serling

For my last portrait exercise from "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" (I know, I was supposed to use a real live person and one with a hat, so sue me), I decided to draw one of the geniuses of television, Rod Serling. I've always thought he had an interesting face, and this portrait is from his later, "Night Gallery" years.

It's apparent to me that I need to work on my shading more to create a better range of values, and I think I need to work on measuring. I think I'm going to try loosening up my pencil and not pay so much attention to little details. We'll see.


Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Hi Stephen,
That is pretty darn accurate!

Sorry for this super late response to your question on my blog.

"What kind of pen do you use?"

I use a mix of crap. For that particular sheet I used a PAPERMATE Flair (M 1.0mm)felt tip pen. Brian Romero(on my links) suggested it. It's nice. The club kids caricatures below are done with a black TOMBOW brush pen.

-David O.

Stephen said...

Thanks, David. I like to know how people get particular looks. I'll have to try those out.

I appreciate your feedback. Although I like this one, I'm not too happy, especially with the hair and the mouth, but I've started focusing on specific facial features, starting with the eyes. Hopefully my drawings will improve. Stay tuned.

Todd Franklin said...

Great artwork and a nice tribute to Serling!

EDDIE said...

Hi Stephen,
like your work! I agree Rod's hair, mouth and shading
is not quite there but it's the doing that is important!
Keep up the good work!