I’ve become a bit discouraged with watercolor skies, so I decided to revisit portraits for a bit. (See my other Famous Faces at this link.) It’s probably been over two months since I’ve done one, but I do enjoy them. It was a pleasure staring into this man’s eyes, I’ll tell you that.
Please feel free to guess, as I’m holding all comments in moderation. If you guess and do not see your comment appear in a few hours or so, then you’ve guessed correctly! 😀 I’ll reveal everyone’s comments/guesses later on this afternoon.
I don’t want to say too much about this person, and spoil the guessing game. Suffice it to say that he is a person whom I admire deeply, but not (only) for the obvious reasons. I simply admire him as a human being. I’m looking forward to reading a biography about him. If anyone can recommend one, I’d love to hear about it.
I got a big hand up from the raw umber Polychromos colored pencil. I really cannot recommend these pencils highly enough. This was done in a Strathmore spiral-bound drawing sketchbook. The paper is nice, but only nice. The plan was to sketch him there and then do the final in a Stonehenge sketchbook (perfect marriage of paper and medium). However, I liked the sketch so much that I decided to go with it, instead. I may revisit him in a different pose; he was (and is) a joy to stare at, in my opinion.
I wish everyone a peaceful June Saturday, and lots of whatever relaxation and renewal mean for you. I hope you make something beautiful. Sending love and light. ❤