A week of portraits

A round up of the portrait attempts from this week. Mainly pastel on sugar paper.

 

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More holiday sketching

A mixture of portrait styles, drawn on holiday

 

 

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Sunday evening sketching

Portrait practice, using a photo from Google as a reference.
Pastel pencils and Neocolors

 

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Sunday drawing

 

I’m on holiday, so a great opportunity to do some portrait practice. Am very pleased with the baby drawing.

I used very different papers for these and the paper for the old lady was way too smooth. It was very hard to work with. So, I’ve learned something!

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Another quick sketch

Another quick portrait. You know, I think it's time that I started taking more time over these. Check measurements, aim for a likeness, that kind of thing.

They're fun, though

 

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Sketching

One from the other day

 

 

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Weekend art

Well, I'm STILL not well (yes, I know, it's getting boring now, isn't it?) so I've just been doing casual sketching / art with not a lot of effort or intent.

Yesterday, I sketched these two characters using Conte Pierre Noire

I really Iove the creaminess and richness of the Pierre Noire pencil and find it much easier to control than charcoal.

Then I sketched this person roughly on a large sheet of paper

She's very flawed and I'm not going to finish her, but I quite like her all the same.

Next, another abandoned attempt:

As you can see, she ended up looking quite snooty and ugly. I may go back to this one at some point but I don't find pastels very compatible with my over sensitive sinuses.

Finally, a quick and lazy coloured pencil sketch:

 

And finally, there's Bob. Bob works in a car showroom and eats too many crisps. He's not a very nice person, really. I love it when the characters tell me something about themselves.

So a relatively productive weekend and I'm pleased I made myself do stuff despite not really feeling in the mood for it.

 

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Yearbook photo in ink

I wanted to try to be a bit more precise, or perhaps economical, with my lines so I thought I'd try a sketch straight to pen, with no pencil measuring. It was quite a challenge and I got the shape of the face quite wrong, so I reworked it a little. Getting a likeness is hard…

 

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And yet another one

I'm loving this quick, easy style.

 

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Ten minute sketch

With Neocolors and water on an old music book

 

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