Recently, I've felt that my ability is... slipping slightly, mainly due to not practicing enough. One of the toughest things I find is getting drawings of people to... actually look like the person I'm drawing. I can draw still life, I can paint... but ask me to draw someone and expect it to look like them? I will back away from you slowly, throw a pencil at your head to disorientate and distract you, then run off.

Okay, a bit of an exaggeration there, but drawing people is still something I worry about, and considering next year I'm going into GSCE, and Taking Art as one of my courses - it's a skill I will need to brush up on sooner rather than later. 

Recently, I've been clearing out my room, so I can have it re-plastered, painted. Well, so I can basically have everything re-done. I happened to come across a practically empty sketchbook, along with a very convenient 2B Pencil, and on a whim (this was about an hour ago) I decided to do a drawing of a person. Any person. Just to see if I can get the likeness. 

So I looked through my iPod photo album, and happened upon a still of Amy from The Angels Take Manhattan. It's a lovely angled shot, and also features her holding a book, which sets me the challenge of drawing her hands as well... *Readies pencil and begins backing away* 

So, I sat down, and started drawing. It looked a bit odd at first, and I almost gave up when... I realised - it actually looked like her! I'd actually managed to get a likeness, or at least a bit of a likeness! 

Jubilation aside, I decided not to add too much detail to the picture, to keep it simple, which in my opinion was effective. I guess I could add detail if I wanted, but I think I like it how it is. I also added a quote, just to act as your daily dosage of feels. >:-D

So, here it is! :D
In addition, I've decided, to help prepare myself for the GSCE - to paint a large canvas painting. Of course, I couldn't just chose anything... so I chose one of the shots that is, in my opinion - one of the most beautiful shots in the show ever (coincidentally from my favourite episode, Vincent and The Doctor) - It'll give me a good chance to practice getting the likeness, as well as honing my skills in light and shade, as well as... well... canvas painting itself.

The still I'm going to be working from is this one: 
So, there you have it! Feedback and response in the comments would be really appreciated, either in the Weebly Comments below or the Disqus in the Blog Sidebar! Also, any ideas as to what I could draw next?
Many thanks! :D 
~The Valeyard's Mime Army
 

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