Nicky

In the inspiration photo for Nicky’s portrait she has only one half of her face made up but I struggled to really show that with coloured pencils except on her lips. I really needed to add more depth of colour to her skin tones. Still much to learn about using coloured pencils!

I drew this in my Hannehmühle Nostalgie sketchbook with Derwent Artists coloured pencils.

Austin

This was a tough draw and Sktchy muse Austin’s portrait is full of mistakes. It’s too wide (his face in the inspiration photo is much longer and narrower), the mouth isn’t open wide enough and I struggled to capture the shadows and lines well with coloured pencils. But it’s all learning and I’m very much still learning when it comes to coloured pencils.

I drew this in a Hannehmühle Nostalgie sketchbook with a range of coloured pencils, including Prismacolor, Derwent Artist and Bruynzeel Design.