It occurred to me that I really should be posting these multi-day drawings in reverse order. Like a resume, put the newest, most interesting work first! These boys are my nephews. I love this sweet moment, the older brother leading and keeping a watchful eye on his sibling, the younger following but pulling back a bit to assert his independence.
The June edition of National Geographic featured an article on an army of life-sized statues buried in a Chinese emperor’s tomb. As I flipped through the magazine, hoping for some sketch inspiration, this photo caught my eye. And without even intending to do so, I drew my first human face for this project! I could have spent another day on this sketch, but that would be counter-productive to my current goal of working smoothly and quickly.