Title: Sketch of Winston Churchill
Dimension: abt 8x10
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
My main 2019 New Year resolution was to lea<br> to draw faces of famous people and an early one was of the famous British wartime leader, Winston Churchill, as he was on his 1941 visit to Canada. It was never really intended for other than my own (and wife's) eyes so I sketched it in HB pencil on an old sheet of high-rag-content bond paper that was intended for handwritten pen and ink letters…you can even see the watermark bleeding through in the attached photo.
After doing a few faces I really got into this whole drawing thing and broadened my focus considerably and since then have tried animals and landscapes.
I have now settled on a style that's not "just a sketch," but falls well short of photo-realistic...I love photography also, so I'll leave realism for that medium.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Now I'm thinking of going back and redoing the Churchill sketch on proper drawing paper...Strathmore 400 drawing or Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum are the best I have on hand. What do you think of the sketch and which of the two papers do you think would be best for a finished drawing?