We humans have the most complex social behaviour of all animals, and a large part of our emotional dialogue is done through reading each others facial and body language. We are very sensitive to every nuance of facial expression, and this makes drawing portraits the most difficult and rewarding activity.
I have learnt to draw faces through my nightly sessions drawing faces from the television screen. This is a selection of images I made whilst watching period dramas.
In the summer I go to a local beach where I draw the holidaymakers. Lots of children ask for there portraits to be draw. Drawing children is a special skill because their faces are a different proportion