Bargue course plate number 2 face number 2.

For some reason these plates are going much faster than the first plate, I’m not sure if I’m getting better or the simplicity of the line is just easier.

The Drawing


The Setup


Drawing Comparison


I started this one a bit different. I began by closely measuring the more internal parts of the face, the top lip first,  then I move outward from there. I was hoping that this would fix my previous error of getting the bridge of the nose in the incorrect place, but it didn’t.


This is the start of the drawing. I can see now that the generalization of feature is essential for quickly getting  accurate drawing down. And enough of that accurate drawing for a good comparison with the original before moving on to refinements.


  • Session: 107
  • Work: 101
  • Width: 5"
  • Height: 6"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Bargue drawing in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."