This post has been almost a year in the making. The sketches shown are a sampling of quick daily character studies I've done in 2009. I've much enjoyed the daily effort of drawing someone's likeness and find now that I frequently analyze the facial features of those who cross my path. Red pencil sketches are all studies done without reference material and 12-24 hours after having done an initial study on a person's likeness. I have become fascinated with the mind and how it is able to remember features, shapes and form.
Brando and Will with and without reference. The Brando reference is one of my most favorite without reference sketch.
Julia and Jessica. These are two of my first red pencil sketches without reference material. Likenesses are somewhat recognizable, but I don't particularly care for these sketches any longer.
Bill and Dan. Dan's blue sketch is quite awful; however somehow I feel like I executed his likeness without reference material quite well in red the next day.