portraits

Six Portraits: Anne

Based on a photo of a friend, drew three blind contours without looking down at the page, then three more looking up and down but keeping the pen on the page.  Black ink and watercolor pencil.  Click to enlarge.

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Red Studies

Bought a small, hardback notebook with rainbow-colored page sections.  Fine Japanese paper for only $1.50.  Perfect for fast practice from photos to get past my fear of drawing figures.

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Portrait Practice #1

Rather than practice painting portraits of people I know and run the risk of their being disappointed by the poor results of my first-time skills, I thought I’d practice on myself.  Here are some stabs based on old elementary-school portraits, all of which disappoint me! Click to enlarge.