This is my first sketchbook page for my drawing class. The assignment was to draw 5 things made of different materials, so I rendered porcelain, fruit flesh, paper towel, metal, and human flesh. I'm always telling myself how important it is to practice drawing. Even knowing how powerful practice is as a musician, I never made an effort to draw regularly. Now I have no choice! That's probably a good thing.
You are looking at the visage of concert clarinetist extraordinaire, Martin Fröst. It is a caricature, but I'm hoping to get a little more extreme on my final piece. This assignment is a practice piece for my illustration techniques class where I am trying out a new line-work and realism combination technique before I dive into the final piece. I think I will use a dark grey for background and lineart instead of black to prevent any washing-out of the flesh rendering.