Have anyone tried to draw human faces from another culture or race? To me ethnic diversity in human features is a challenge and a fascination and this January I started with thumbnails sketches and moving towards( I hope will be) the study of ethnic features.Here are my moderst beginnings.
The first three sketches are based on information offered by imagination and face memory from life,yet not a live model. The drawing with a small photo on top is just copying a face. After that I tried to copy my own drawing of chinese eyes(#4 sketch). The last drawing I made from memory of my previous day when I copyed from photo.
I started in January, all February I drew from imagination and now In March I felt the urge of copying from photos. In February I also visited Chinatown in San Francisco, an element that can contribute to memory drawing.
The question is can one tell a difference between working freely from one's memory, imagination and working closely looking at a model?Comments are encouraged.