This is another portrait from the Sktchy portrait course “Drawing Anatomy with Tiffany”. This is Beata and the focus was meant to be on her ear, though I had the most fun with her nose and eye as usual. I used Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencils.


This has been a long slow draw over a few days but I got there in the end. It’s a portrait of Jeeb from Sktchy for the “mouth” class of my Sktchy portrait anatomy class. I decided to use ballpoint pen for the portrait because I find mouths so hard to draw with ballpoints. Mouths are definitely my Achilles heel anyway ; they are unquestionably the facial feature I find the hardest to get right and I really struggle to get that roundness with ballpoint pens. Anyway I’m reasonably happy with how it turned out and I managed to draw teeth and they look OK!


I’ve been plagued with killer migraines for almost a week so haven’t done any drawing for days but what a face to return to. This is Matt from Sktchy and he was great drawing practice for eyes and a nose especially!


This is a portrait of Yanina, focusing on the nose, for Sktchy’s Anatomy with Tiffany class. I’m not sure what happened with my shadows here – she looks likes come out of a fight. I’ve spent a while trying to resolve the problem but given up for now – can’t quite figure out why I can’t get the blending to work. I’ll have to come back to it when I have the time and energy.

Skull portrait

A year or so ago I took a Sktchy portrait anatomy class with medical illustrator Tiffany S. Davanzo. I absolutely loved it and right now Tiffany is offering a new portrait anatomy course on Sktchy. I was trying to resist this new one because I don’t really have the time for it but, of course, once I saw portraits of skulls popping up in my Sktchy and Instagram feeds I caved and signed up. So here’s my first skull portrait. If you want to see other class portraits on Instagram the hashtag is #anatomywithtiffany.