There is nothing sweeter than the eyes of a dog. A challenging, foreshortened view that I’m still working on rendering just right, but every single time, such a joy to try and capture. Thank you, Jodi, for sharing your lovely photos. And thank you, Charlie, my partner in crime! You both inspire me.
Saturdays are inspiring too! Beef stew will bubble in the crockpot, some kind of cool gluten-free chocolate chunk bars will be baking in the oven…..and then let the weekend dance continue with color galore! Happy almost February…..peace.
This is the most challenging face I’ve tried. He is an actor, born in the UK, although I believe most of his films are American. As far as I know, he now lives in the US. I still don’t see him there, but thought I’d post this initial sketch of his whole head, in case anyone was curious. This was done from a different reference photo than the one I posted this morning. Comments are all being held in moderation, so feel free to guess!
I thought this face would be easy to draw, because it has so much character.
It wasn’t. Because it has so much character(!) Thus, a partial face! He is an actor from the UK who……is shall we say, north of 50? Not sure how old he was in my reference photo…..and he is still alive. If you can’t tell who he is, it honestly won’t surprise me much! hehe. I’ll hold all comments in moderation, so don’t hold back if you have a guess!
The fun thing (ok, it’s “fun” when I’m looking on the bright side) about art is that I never know what is going to happen when I sit down to draw. It may turn out, it may not, or it may turn out….in part. It’s what keeps it challenging and exciting. Peace and Happy Hump Day to you!
This is the second portrait I’ve tried in pen and ink. I wonder if anyone will recognize him. (Unlikely, unless you’re an American football fan.) It was fun to do, and I’d like to try more human faces in ink. I find you have to be careful with the strokes or you can really age a person.
Pen is an interesting medium. I’m really enjoying the precision that’s possible, particularly with these Copic multiliners. This one has a 0.1 mm tip. If you think about it, that is whisker thin. I like that. It also makes it easier to try and cover up mistakes, a useful thing when using ink! 😀 So much to learn. It’s always fun & challenging, this art journey!
Happy, Happy Thursday to you…….the long weekend approacheth! Peace.