At the moment, I still haven’t figured out some key things about the ComicsPress template…. so for now, this is a regular post. Which means that although I have pictures of the intermediate steps in the drawing of Guinness and Stewart from Smiley’s People, and they are uploaded to the blog’s library…. you’ll have to wait to see them.
In the meantime, the finished drawing. It took six hours to do.
I’m not entirely happy with it — both faces should be a bit longer, and Stewart’s ears aren’t even. But considering I have not done a pencil portrait of anyone in years, I’m rather pleased with the results. Alec Guinness’ face is not easy to draw, because it doesn’t have the distinctive planes that Patrick Stewart’s has.
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