Saturday, August 22, 2009


I've had a trouble capturing the likeness in portraits and decided to try something different. I turned the reference photo upside down and drew the image upside down on the paper with a Micron pen (005). This kept me focused on just the shapes and lines and not being concerned about what the person looks like. I drew it in less than a minute and then added the watercolor.

Although this isn't perfect, it is an improvement.


suzanne cabrera said...

We just covered this technique with students and I'm always pleasantly surprised by how well it works. I'm especially impressed by how quickly you worked it out. That must have been some intense concentration.

Nice job!