I have been following an artist on Ustream Dede Willingham and she has taught me to draw using the grid technique. Basically you draw a grid on a transparency and also on your surface. Then place your photo behind the transparency and use the grid to get small portions of your photo and copy those lines to the grid on the your working surface.
I used my grandson from a photo. He is just so cute and I thought his mad face was more interesting to draw.
I colored him in with Prismacolor and Lyra colored pencils. Not too bad for a beginner huh!
I am having so much fun!
In His Hands,