Christopher Marlowe wrote about “the face that launched a thousand ships“. Faces, full of expression and personality are often the most difficult subject for an artist to render. I know, I went through three semesters of figure drawing purposefully not showing the model’s face, because as adept as I was at the figure, I just couldn’t get the hang of drawing faces. Perhaps that’s why I am so drawn to the work of artists whose faces are so beautifully rendered and expressive. Today’s round-up includes a few of my current faves:
Get in some face time with these extraordinary artists by visiting their websites, linked below.
1. Aaron Smith
2. Greg Hart
3. Keinyo White
4. Nick Lepard
Featured image is Effie by Greg Hart, charcoal, gouache, gesso and acrylic on paper, 26×22. All images are via the artists’ websites.