Category Archives: Artists to Note

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 :

Famous Faces – J.S. Sargent

A glimpse of my J.S.Sargent book collection. He is my hero-painter :). Today, I sketched some master studies of his portraits for my series, Famous Faces.

Mrs. Horace Webber, 1911 – Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892

Merry Christmas!

With love,

from Sydni.

One of the epic scenes from the Christmas story, from the imagination of Rembrandt van Rijn, centuries ago, the ‘Angel Appearing to the Shepherds’:

“…there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people…” –Luke 2:8-10