Sketching from a photograph (8) David Gandy

I included an image of David Gandy at the end of my short story, Roll the Bones and few of you knew who he was. David ranks in the top 10 of Vogue’s list of most successful male models, in fact, number two behind Tyson Beckford. I came across his image in searching for subject matter for sketching. As you might imagine googling ‘male’ or ‘men’ and ‘photography’ yielded some … interesting … results. Nevertheless, when I happened upon the handsome Mr. Gandy, I thought he was just about perfect for sketching. Seriously, look at the facial structure. I bet even his fleshless skull is good looking. As you might imagine, I spent a lot of time trying to find just the right photo to sketch. A lot. Of time. I ended up making his eyes too big. Oh well… Here’s the result:

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71 thoughts on “Sketching from a photograph (8) David Gandy

    1. Thank you! I’m improving in that I’m ‘seeing’ the details better, and as a result, the flaws! But they can be corrected. The overlarge eyes would have been difficult to fix but at least I’m aware of the mistake for next time.

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      1. Well, he’s really into hot sports cars, so there’s quite a lot about that. And he’s an animal rescue advocate so he promotes his charity. And some photo shoot stuff. πŸ˜‹

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    1. It depends… this one took 3-4 hours. But a lot of that is staring at it to find my mistakes and correcting them. Sketches of seabirds and the like may take 1-2 hours. And thank you for your kind words!

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