We worked on creating simple poster style portraits on our iPads using 4 colour palettes in this week’s Spark class. I drew this portrait of Stacey from Sktchy during the class. After class I played around with the gradient map in Procreate to create the alternative versions below.
This is Johanna from Sktchy. She has an incredible face to draw, so full of interest and character and those glasses are a perfect framing device for portrait drawing. I always start my drawing with eyes unless the subject is wearing glasses, in which case I start with the glasses and work out from there.
I drew Johanna with a Unipin dark grey brush pen, painted her with Daniel Smith watercolour and finished up with Prismacolor coloured pencils, all in a Fabriano Venezia sketchbook.