Amélie

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 AmĂ©lie 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.

Trevor

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.

Lala

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.

Sophie

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.

Kaelin

I want to spend more time on my portraits and, in particular, try to draw at least some portraits that include more than just a face. So here is a little more of Kaelin than just her face.

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

Cin

Sktchy is having a Halloween portrait party. I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead and so when I saw a photo of this zombie amongst Cin’s inspiration photos on Sktchy it was irresistible. And it was huge fun to paint.

I used my Zecchi Toscana watercolours to paint it in my Laloran sketchbook and then finished it off with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Claudio

Sometimes I make a portrait that I’m really happy with. This is one of those times. I love this portrait of Claudio. I feel like I got just the right combination of light and dark in the watercolour and then just the right amount of pencil marks to enhance it and not overwork it. That doesn’t happy often but when it does it’s good.

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