This is the last portrait in my current watercolour portrait sketchbook. I messed up Mae’s hair and had to add some highlights in Procreate, which gave me a chance to experiment with some of the lovely new digital brushes. And because I have finished a sketchbook I’ve filmed a quick flip through of the whole sketchbook, which you can see on YouTube here if you’re interested.
I drew Mae’s portrait in my Laloran sketchbook with a Micron fineliner, painted it with Zecchi Toscana watercolours, added some Prismacolor coloured pencils and then finished off with some digital editing in Procreate.
I’m still struggling to find my drawing/painting stride after weeks of work and political stress. I was woken up by a migraine at 3.30am this morning so I’m just happy to have completed this portrait of Alexis today.
I painted Alexis in my Laloran sketchbook with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished the portrait with coloured pencils.
Alexander’s face ended up a little wonky but never mind. I’m snowed under with work at the moment and really struggling to find drawing time, which I’m finding frustrating. I hate not having enough time to settle down and focus properly on drawing but everything I’m doing feels very rushed at the moment. I’m so looking forward to the Christmas break, when I’ll have two whole weeks with no work and plenty of time to draw!
I drew Alexander in my Laloran sketchbook with a Micron pen, painted him with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished the portrait with Prismacolor coloured pencils.
I love playing with light and shadows in my portraiture. I’m always drawn to Sktchy inspiration photos that have interesting light and shadows in them and the photo that inspired this portrait of Amélie is a good example. Her hair and the bottom part of her face was well lit but the top half of her face was in a great shadow cast by the bucket hat. Capturing that shadow, and the texture of the hat, without making everything too dark and overworking the portrait was a great challenge and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
I painted Amelie in my Laloran sketchbook with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished the portrait with Prismacolor coloured pencils.
I had the time to sit at my desk and paint for the first time in a week today. Its hard to express how much I’ve missed it. I didn’t even have the patience to ink over my pencil lines!
I drew Trevor in my Laloran sketchbook with an HB pencil, painted him with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished the portrait with Prismacolor coloured pencils.
Today’s portrait of Lala is also my submission for this week’s Sktchy Wonderland challenge, to draw a portrait inspired by Alice in Wonderland, which also happens to be one of my favourites books (and Tenniel’s original illustrations remain my favourite, although there have been many fine revisionings).
I painted Lala in my Laloran sketchbook with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished the portrait with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.
Drawing this portrait of Sophie reminded me how much I love drawing machinery of any kind. I don’t draw enough of it. Reminder to self to draw more portraits involving machines 🙂.
I drew Sophie in my Laloran sketchbook with a Copic multiliner, painted the portrait with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished it with Prismacolor coloured pencils and a white Posca pen.