Practice, practice, practice

I recently watched the portrait workshop with Pastel Artist Alain Picard on Artistsnetwork and was really inspired by his technique. Instead of first drawing the features, he begins by filling the entire space with paint. He paints an oval for the face, does the background and the hair – and then starts modeling the face. The features are added…

A Trip to the Congo

I’m still in love with drawing – even without Zentangle. 😉 This time, I’ve adapted two pictures from an old book about the Congo.   I took a few pix of the drummers “along the way”…

Ramadan Kids

This is my second try with colored pencil. I’m not a hundred percent happy with how it turned out, though I’m absolutely thrilled with some of the details: They boy’s collar, for example. Or the girl’s necklace. Unfortunately, the colors didn’t turn out quite right in this scan. The girl’s dress is really light blue…

Skulls

I’ve been doing so many portraits lately, I thought it might be good to look at what’s beneath the skin. These two skulls served the purpose nicely. Nice change, too. 😉 First in pencil: For the other skull I used colored pencils for the first time in my life (I mean, really used them): First I…

Portrait: Colin

Here we go again. I finished this a few weeks ago but didn’t get around to posting yet. Yet another portrait. Lovely Colin this time. Isn’t he cute? I drew this portrait for Colin’s parents and I’m glad to say they actually recognized him! 😉 Here are some pictures I took along the way:  …

An old Chinese guy

I’m really starting to like doing portraits. Here’s an old Chinese guy I found in a very old book on very old people. HB, 2B and 4B pencil (almost a whole one of the last two…)…

Girl Girl

Another in the series of portraits. This was supposed to be a quick sketch but ended up taking quite a bit longer.    …

Charcoal Portrait

Since I didn’t want to draw myself anymore, I’ve started practicing portrait drawing from photographs. This old Japanese guy really fascinated me. He must be a monk or something… Here’s how I got there:   The hair and beard were the last thing I added – with an eraser! And it took about two hours!…

Self-Portraits

I’ve been working on me a bit – until I really got sick of seeing myself in the mirror and moved on to portraits of other people… Anyhow, here’s me in pencil:   And another try:   Then I tried pastels, but soon got so frustrated that I had to stop. I will at some…