H is for ???

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OK, the H really isn’t a hint. His real last name starts with H, but I’m not sure anyone really knows him by anything but his stage name, so … have fun guessing!

One hint: He is Irish! And fairly well-known worldwide.

I freehanded this one in 45 minutes in brown ochre Polychromos, and I’m actually happy with it. His face could have been a bit longer and perhaps it’s a bit too wide, but I still feel like there is a likeness there. I hope you all agree. I really enjoyed drawing him, and looking forward to doing another portrait, this time of an Irishwoman, to round out Irish week here.

Happy Saint Patty’s day, everyone! Enjoy!

30 thoughts on “H is for ???

        1. Thanks! I do enjoy it, too. People are a constant challenge, and when you’ve done really well, you see the person staring back at you. Which has only happened to me once, but it was so cool that it keeps me doing it.

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    1. Thank you! I’m actually surprised too. The weird thing about a portrait is I never know how it’ll go, how long it’ll, take, or if it’ll be recognizable when I’m done. It’s an odd feeling at the start, lol. I breathe a sigh of relief once I get the eyes in and I start to see the person. But if I don’t….it could be tough going. I’d like it to be a bit more predictable. I guess that comes with practice? I hope. 🙂

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        1. Thanks, it does make sense. And maybe I need to learn to be less attached to the outcome too, but I think part of the issue right now is just being more pressed for time with busy season, and wanting to make the most of the time I do have to draw.

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