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A Doodled Girl

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A pencil sketch doodle of a girl wearing studious glasses

Here’s a doodle of a young girl quickly sketched while attending a webinar today.

She’s got thick, studious-looking glasses and a half-baked grin on her face.

🙂

Enjoy!
Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

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Female Face Doodle with Special Attention To Head Proportions

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Female face doodle with head proportions practice

I have a quite extensive selection of used drawing books.

Some books explain how to create realistic portraiture and human anatomy, while others walk you through more stylized characters and body shape approaches.

When drawing the face, most books suggest using grids or lines — both across and up and down the face — -to create symmetry. 

You can see my vertical and horizontal lines across this woman’s face as I was following one of the drawing lessons from one of my vintage drawing books. This pen ink doodle on yellow lined notebook paper is one of my first practice drawings of the human face.

More than 24 months later since this doodle was first penned, I’ve continued to practice drawing faces and figures either on my own or as part of grad school illustration assignments.

I’m still learning but feel more knowledgeable and confident when drawing the human figures or portraits today compared to this earlier drawing.

Until next time,

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

 

 

 

Hi. My Name is Mayra. I’m an Illustrator (In Progress).

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Mayra Ruiz-McPherson: a self-portait

In progress means still in training. Or maybe more like refinement.

Either way, I have more than 20 years of commercial design experience under my belt.

This experience includes:

  • graphic design
  • interface design
  • brand and identity
  • packaging and signage
  • advertising
  • marketing collateral
  • newsletter design
  • email design
  • social media

Despite all my design experience, I never once thought I’d pursue illustration.

That just had not been the plan, or so I thought.

Illustration hadn’t ever really been on my radar until only in the last few years when I started thinking about what’s next in my design career. Where else can I take my design experience beyond where’s it’s been and all I’d done, I wondered.

You can read more about my journey and background in my FAQs here.

For now, here I am working on adding illustration to my design repertoire.

Learn along with me and see how my illustration styles and ideas unfold. I will also share current projects as well as review art books, art supplies, as well as digital tools (like apps or software) along the way.

Thanks for being here!

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

 

 

 

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