Here’s another stab at this video sketch thing, this time of Homeland‘s Morena Baccarin, actual drawing time 20 minutes. This time I did a lot more gray scale painting, obviously. Maybe next time I’ll do some color:
A few observations about Morena- she’s obviously a very beautiful woman, but she has plenty of things to exaggerate. Her eyes are very arresting, but they are slightly mismatched… one is flatter shaped than the other, and her pupil/iris is more covered up on that side. She has a wide face with very prominent cheekbones, and a wide nose bridge but a sharp and narrow end of the nose. She has a teeny, tiny mouth that has an interesting puckery look when she does that wry smile. Also, her neck is gigantic. Her trapezoids are very high up on a long neck, giving her a really odd, alien sort of neck/shoulder dynamic. No wonder she was so good in “V”.
One thing I hate about these video sketches—no original sketch. Where’s the fun in that?