Drawing People Faces and Portraits

where drawing lines is quicker than perceiving them
by Wiesław Sadurski.


Heart Lady drawn in three lines, below horizon fourth line, black and white Drawing, Wiesław Sadurski

Heart Lady
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

One Line, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

One Line
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Desperado, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Desperado
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Five, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Five
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Portrait, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Portrait
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Boy, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Boy
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Father, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Father
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Girl, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Girl
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

1984, intensive medical studies take place. I got a publisher order to create an Anatomical Atlas of Man:
all ankles, muscles, blood system, nervous system, internal organs, therapeutic tables, acupuncture points and shiatsu.

I already have some ideas about it, also practical - now there is a good opportunity to learn more!
I do drawings in outline, with a soft line. Painstaking work lasts all the winter.

And then the consequences.
The expected ones: springtime, a good fee, as well as a sense of freedom. Time for wandering around pubs. Oh yes! new love.

And unexpected consequences!
I've been drawing an anatomy precise and accurate for long, and now I'm drawing people with a feeling of release and play.

Quickly, in the blink of an eye, with a few lines, or one line.
Not looking at the drawing, but at the subject.

Funny work quickly becomes a challenge:

using minimal means to express the character of a person, to create a portrait.


Couple, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Couple
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Bella, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Bella
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Man of Five, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Man of Five
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Indian, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Indian
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

One Stroke Lady, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

One Stroke Lady
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Punk, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Punk
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Romantic, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Romantic
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Sad Girl, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Sad Girl
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Satisfied, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Satisfied
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Smiling One, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Smiling One
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Spiral Lady, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Spiral Lady
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Desperado, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Anarchist
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Young One, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Young One
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Soon dozens of portraits hang on my walls, then hundreds,
and somehow they start talking to me, talking to each other, and I start to write it down.
Poems as short as drawings.

What a life! I walk around Berlin, look at people, take notes in a notebook and in memory.
Then at home I hunt for a line that expresses everything.

A book is born, double portraits, People in Strokes and Words,
an effect of fictive interviews with fellow men.

The question always the same: - Who are you? and various answers you can read yourself.


New Yorker, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

New Yorker
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

Three Strokes, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

Three Strokes
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm

One with the Birds, pen and ink Portrait Drawing

One with the Birds
Art Paper Print 60 x 80 cm