Tara

I love the inspiration photo (which can be found on the Museum by Sktchy app) for this portrait of Tara so much. I thought such a wonderful face deserved the Copic treatment so I spent some time in my Copic marker comfort zone, knowing that I’d probably get the best results there. And I’m so happy with the finished portrait.

Tyan

This is Tyan from Sktchy. I loved drawing her portrait. It was one of those drawing sessions where I got kind of lost in the process- those really are the best kind of drawing days! I lose track of time and almost of what I’m doing and just lose myself in line and colour and texture, and somehow the portrait emerges.

I used Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencils in my Midori cotton sketchbook.

Ryan

This is Ryan from Sktchy painted in my Fabriano Venezia sketchbook with Daniel Smith and Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Brady

I forgot to post this yesterday amidst all the tennis and football fever in the UK. Both Wimbledon and the Euros are now over (boohoo) so my work frenzy will no longer be complicated by a sport frenzy (at least until the Olympics begin). Which means I might manage some more drawing. Anyway, this is Brady from Sktchy drawn with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Solawleh

It’s a busy time of year with lots of examining going on and projects finishing up before the school holidays begin so work has been very hectic and, although I’ve been managing to squeeze in a little bit of drawing every day, it’s taking several days to complete a portrait. So here’s one of Solawleh from Sktchy drawn with Copic markers and coloured pencils over a few days and maybe I’ll get to finish another one I started today tomorrow.

Nese

This is Nese from Sktchy. The paper in the Fabriano Venezia sketchbooks takes a lot of water but it does buckle slightly which means that it doesn’t lay flat on the scanner which is why the back of the image has that slight wavy halo effect – that’s the buckling. But the painting actually looks very beautiful on the paper; this is my favourite paper to work on with watercolour of all the sketchbooks I’ve tried so far.

Kim

I love drawing faces with shaved heads or very short hair so I can focus on the facial features and skintones without the distraction of hair. So I enjoyed sitting in my comfort zone and drawing Kim’s beautiful face so much today!

Bennett

This is Bennett from Sktchy. This portrait ended up looking rather stylised, more than I’d intended, and I’m not sure if I like it. I don’t think it’s any one element, it’s more a combination of the quite blocky hair, the overly lidded eyes and the too small mouth. I unintentionally exaggerated all these features just a little too much. Every portrait is a lesson.