Drawing Harry Styles With Pins
I decided to try making pin drawings, since I figured it's probably pretty easy to do - just get a picture and pin through it, right? And I wanted to pick a really famous person as my subject. Someone who I could easily find some good pictures of. So I went for Harry Styles.
I printed off a few different images in different sizes, because I wanted to see if bigger or smaller was easier or better. Above is the result of my test attempt, which used a picture of Katie Price (I looked through a magazine and her picture was the first one I came across at the right size). I lucked out and got the detail pretty decent, although the likeness isn't too good here. The Blu-Tack looks cool like this, though.
This was my first attempt with a Harry picture and the definition just isn't very clear. His mouth was open in this picture, so it was much more difficult to define. I do like the shape of the hair though, and I started to use two different pin sizes, which has a nice effect.
My second attempt was with a larger picture, which I thought might make it easier to get more detail in, but it didn't really make much of a difference, so I think on preference I'd use smaller images. This one was a bit haphazard, but at least does resemble Harry.
This is my final attempt for now, and my favourite of the three. I was a little more careful and slow with this one, and tried to make more delicate pinpricks in the lighter shadows, which helped to give a more defined look. The eyes and mouth are probably the important areas to get right as they carry the recognisability of the whole face.
Now what am I going to do with all these holy Harry Styles pictures?