|Lan & Nynaeve, 2012|
I only recently picked up the 'Wheel of Time' series, having known about it for some time, but with an endless list of reading, not chosen it until now.
Amongst other projects, bits of research, and certain themes, I read, and by the fourth book could no further ignore the itch to sketch down the characters.
So, here follows a bit of indulgent doodling from my head; no reference, just grabbing faces out of the white void via the means of a graphite pencil. In no way do I wish to impose my imaginings on fans of the series, but this is what I see when I read Jordan.
And of course, I'm still reading them. I'm on...'Lord of Chaos', now!
|Rand & His Three Women, Sketchbook Page, 2012|
*Note on the approach: I drew them nude because frankly I was not concerned with costume aesthetic at the time. They are also really just portraits. The focus is structure, features, the physical posture, at most. I love the human body, and I wanted to show when the shape and stance of the shoulders or torso was imperative to character. Example: Perrin's well-developed smith's shoulders, chest and arms.Working these things out was a part of the character portraits, for me.
|Moiraine Sedai, 2012|
That is it for now, though as I am continuing on with the reading, I may want to put down other certain characters as well.
Up next, the Renaissance Faire experience with photography and doodles. More besides...