Islamic faces dating
The underlying pattern does not have to be drawn in as much detail as I have shown, but there was something contemplative about this type of drawing that encouraged me to produce similar over-complex constructions, and that can be seen in many of the sketches on these pages.
The illustration above, from which the three following details have been taken, is of one of the original drawings I made in the early 1970s. Although the paper has discoloured slightly with the passage of time, the draftsmanship can still be examined.
These studies began a long time ago and derived from an interest I have always had in mathematics in general, and geometry in particular.
Recently I came across a couple of studies that were among the first I carried out; some others have been lost and some are in private ownership.
I have added a drop shadow to improve the illusion of depth though this would not, of course, be found on a modelled example.
Regrettably the sketch is not as symmetrical as it should be, but it does give an indication of how a basic framework may be readily developed into a solid design with the suggestion of a more complex character in its arrangement.