Of Sketches: Etsy Update

It took some time, but my Etsy shop is now well stocked with tiny paintings! :-). Please take a look and share, like, pin, tweet, enjoy. A warm thanks to you.

TheTinyPainting-Etsy

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

BlueButterflyWC ForestFireStudy(Flipped) LandscapeCA(AView) treeandlakestudy(Aview) TreeIllustration

 

Famous Faces: Albert Einstein

I let the occasion dictate the portrait today; it gave me an excuse to draw a most iconic face. ..and mad-scientist hair.

Happy Birthday to dear Albert Einstein. And Happy Pi Day to everyone :-P.

Graphite on paper, 8″x 10″.

AlbertEinstein1 IMG_3706

Here’s an epic Einstein quote: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.”

Famous Faces – Sub-Series

A while ago, I received a famous face suggestion on this blog’s Facebook page for actor Colin Firth.

ColinFirth2013

A well-known actor is an endless character sketch. At first, I planned to sketch Firth as himself, as King George in the King’s Speech, as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, as Cedric Brown in Nanny McPhee, and a few others… then follow the same plan for other actors/actresses and create a whole sub-series out of it… I only got as far as King George VI (the drawing below). I might still follow through with the idea at some point.

FirthGeorge2013

If I continue this ‘sub-series’ I’d like to ask for your input.. Who would you like to see next?

Etsy

Here’s the news,

I opened an Etsy shop today to sell the decent-most of my tiny paintings and color sketches. It’s called TheTinyPainting. So far, I’ve listed a number of encaustic 4″x 6″ paintings, and a near stamp-sized hummingbird watercolor. More to come ~ I’d love to know what you think!

Famous Faces: Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll, pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on this day (January 27), 1832, well-known mostly as the author of Alice and Wonderland.

On this day, 2013, I tried sketching his portrait — as well as a study from one of John Tenniel’s illustrations in Alice and Wonderland (1865 edition). Graphite on paper, dimensions of each: rather small.

LewisCaroll - Graphite, 5x7, 2013

alice-John-Tenniel

Of Sketches: 100 Faces

I recently came across this sketch challenge: draw 100 faces, each in 30 seconds or less. Though I haven’t reached that number of faces at one time, I have scribbled a few here and there — quickly as possible and with ink instead of pencil.

Try it yourself :-). Some sketches prompted by Holly Herick’s 100 faces challenge :

Portfolio of Sydni Kruger