Harry

This portrait of an aspiring Harry Potter was a case of “more haste, less speed”. It’s my entry for this week’s Old School Sktchy weekly challenge which has the theme “Harry Potter” and I ended up trying to fit it in between dog walks and hospital visits (my husband is in hospital this week). The result was that I feel that I rushed every stage of it and nothing quite worked. Lesson learned.

I painted this portrait in my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished it with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Selfie

I don’t like selfies. I rarely take or share photos of myself and I don’t much like drawing or painting myself either. But this week’s Old School Sktchy theme is “Self-Portrait” so I’ve drawn my first one in around a year. This one is very realistic, maybe next time I’ll exaggerate and play around a little more.

I drew myself on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.

Charlene

This is Sktchy muse Charlene and the portrait is my entry for this week’s Old School Sktchy weekly challenge with the prompt “trees”.

I drew the portrait in my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with a grey Unipin fineliner, painted it with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished off with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Fawn

I painted this fawn for this week’s Old School Sktchy weekly art extravaganza (wax) challenge on the theme ” zoological”.

I drew it in a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with a Unipin light grey fineliner, painted it with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished it with Prismacolor coloured and a Uniball Signo with gel pen.

Rocio

The inspiration photo for this portrait of Rocio is so fantastic – it just oozes warmth and happiness, I couldn’t resist drawing it for this week’s Old School Sktchy challenge which has the prompt “light”. I wasn’t able to capture the fantastic glow that the light from the rainbow emits in the photo but I did get some of the warmth

I drew this portrait on the first page of my new Midori Cotton sketchbook using Ca Micron fineliner, Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Rick

This week’s Old School Sktchy weekly art extravaganza (wax) challenge theme is “historical”, and when choosing a photo I knew I only needed to visit Rick’s Sktchy photo collection to find an inspiration photo to draw from. Rick is probably the most well known Sktchy muse. He has a huge collection of more than a thousand inspiration photos, in a massive range of costumes and poses. He also very open to suggestions from artists if someone has an idea for an new costume he might pose in. So a quick hunt through Rick’s photos turned up the inspiration photo for this portrait, which wouldn’t look out of place on a miniature in the Victoria & Albert Museum.

I drew Rick in my Moleskine sketchbook with a Micron fineliner, Copic markers and coloured pencils.

Noel

I’m still struggling to find time to draw but I’m hoping that as work winds down for the Christmas holidays later this week that will get easier and I’ll find some good creative time. My daughter’s internship ends on Friday too so I won’t have get up early every day to drop her at the train station – it’s shocking how much that eats at my spoons and leaves me with no energy for anything else by mid-afternoon. But I did manage a sketch of Noel for this week’s Old School Sktchy anatomy challenge.

I drew Noel on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app and the new Peppermint pencil brush in Procreate 5.