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Faces from Stalingrad

An excellent source of  subject matter for drawing is the DVD.  You can watch a movie, stop it at any frame and make studies.  I find it particularly interesting to draw faces in this way because I can stop the frame at a certain angle or expressions.  Documentaries are best for drawing, I think, because they present people without makeup and without theater training.

Here are some faces from a 2003 World War II documentary by Filmmakers Sebastian Dehnhardt, Christian Deick and Jorg Mullner . I drew five of the survivors , in their 80’s or 90’s,  recalling the horror of Stalingrad when they were very young.


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