3. Dad at his computer. This one ended up looking so much like Dad that it was scary! I don’t even know how I did it!
4. Driving in the car. I think I angled him back a little too far in the seat (he was sitting up a little more than this picture depicts).
5. Mowing the lawn–front and back view.
6. I like how the chair turned out and how his legs (knees particularly) turned out, but I don’t really like the face or the laced fingers. Of course, it is a gesture drawing, so fine details are not as important, but, still, I which it the face and the fingers were a little clearer.
7. Here’s the second and only other one that actually looks so much like my dad that it startled me! The funny part was, I had completed it almost exactly as it looks now, and it did not look like him at all. Something was off. Then I slightly tweaked the mouth to curve at a different angle, and I almost jumped back in surprise! It was Dad! Only one simple change made such a huge difference!
8. A major let down after #7. Something is off, and I’m not sure exactly what it is (except maybe that it looks like he has a full beard, while he only has a goatee), but this does not look like my dad at all. I do like how the hands and arms turned out, though.
9. Dad doing what he loves best: biking!!! I got the legs and arms right, but the face and hands eluded me this time.
10. “Stop! Enough already!” 🙂 Dad was such a good sport through this long, tedious process of holding different poses for 5 minutes at a time (it’s a lot harder than you think!)! I really like how his hand turned out here, and this picture almost wins third place for looking like dad, but it just doesn’t quite cut it.
All-in-all, this was a wonderful drawing exercise! I learned a lot, and am happy that I got at least two pictures that resemble the father I know and love.