I'm always like to draw but I decided to take my art skills more seriously so I found this thread and the Composition 1.1 class. That was good to learn a lot and have a direction to practice. I'm using a Bamboo, but still struggling to make natural and precise movements on it.
So here is my first excercice. I wanted to spend more time on it, but the rule said 1 hour so this is what I did in that time frame:
Léon Delafosse by John Singer Sargent
I liked the piece because it is simple in terms of details but it have unity.
The piece got repetition in the movement of the hair, mustache and eyebrows.
Got the skin reflexes make you move your eye to see everything.
There is simplicity all around too. Some angles that make it very interesting.
About my result, I think I need to improve my speed so I can do more.
The eyes aren't looking at me, I didn't add the dark between the light in the bottom part, no lighting on the lips and ear too. The head is not tilted like the original. Anyway plenty room to work