This portrait kicked my buttock last night. It was much harder than I thought it would be. Maybe because he has a pretty vanilla face, and I’ve been drawing faces with really distinctive features that are easier to get closer to capturing? I don’t know. But I hope all my good guessers will weigh in! 🙂 The letter H is for the character he plays, but I drew the actor as himself (no H’s). So, there’s your hint!
I’ve decided to take a break from portraits until the workweek is over. These babies take 2-3 hours to do, and as much as I enjoy them, it’s no fun being up late night after night drawing and then working a long day too. So I think I’m going to zen out for awhile with abstract watercolors at night and try and sneak more portraits in during the weekend. I have reference images printed out for letters I through N, and I don’t want to skip those faces, so I’ll just stick with the alphabet for the portraits and go with whatever tickles my fancy for the abstract stuff. I’ll still be posting every day, cause that was the point. Busy season or no, I will make art every day. Tonight, I think I need to make a few extra ZZZs, though.
What I learned:
- I need to go lighter when placing my initial guideline marks.
- Thin lips aren’t easy to draw! Less margin for error? Probably.
- Dude has an odd nose, yet he is very handsome! How does he manage this? (True, this isn’t something I learned.)
- Two late nights in a row do not two good portraits make.
I hope you’ll enjoy some floaty-free watercolor for the next couple days while I make some dates with Mr. Sandman. Catch you on the flip side. Oh, and thank you so much for all of your praise and encouragement as I explore the world of portraits!