Drawing people is a weak spot for me, and one that I have actively been trying to work on. I do pages and pages in my sketchbooks as I have talked about before trying to figure out a style that works for me. Over a year ago I came across this great video from Tony Vincent about how to draw over the top of a photo to create your image, I think this is a great technique if like me you want something that looks like you but you don't necessarily have the skills to just draw it. See my quick video replay from procreate when I attempted to follow the tutorial myself.
Additionally I think this is a great skill for students to use in sketchnotes if they are:
Give this a shot and let us know in the comments how you did? Share your photo too, if you share on social media don't forget to include the hashtag #SketchNoteClass!
How do I continue to challenge myself?
One of the great online challenges that I have been dying to take part in, last year I missed the start date by a month, but I got to start it in 2019, is the #the100dayproject challenge. You pick a topic and work on it for 100 days. This year I decided to go with people. And while I admittedly still have issues with drawing hands and full bodies, I think I am getting a lot better at a "cartoon" like style for heads which I can see being very helpful in sketchnotes.