Jolynn

This portrait of Jolynn is drawn from a fantastic inspiration photo on Sktchy. I don’t draw enough older people; whenever I do I’m reminded of how great their faces are to draw. Jolynn’s face is so interesting and full of character and it’s so much easier to get a likeness when you’re not drawing young smooth featureless skin!

I also decided to ditch my scan of this portrait and use a photo of it instead. The scan bleached out the image too much, whereas the photo retained more of the yellow and the texture of the paper and the portrait just looks more interesting.

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hareinthemoon

I love drawing things. These days I am rarely found without a pen, pencil or stylus in my hands. In my working life I spend a lot of time in meetings and classrooms, reading papers and strategies, so my home life provides a creative antidote to all that! I also have chronic pain, lots of it. I have scoliosis, fibromyalgia and CRPS, so my life is a balancing act, trying to balance work, which make me feel part of the real world, with pain, which is ever present, and art, which soothes my pain.

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