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″.
Here’s an epic Einstein quote: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.”
Last night, we pulled out my brother’s Hitchcock movie collection. And in the time it took us to watch The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935, starring Robert Donat), I completed this portrait: Graphite on paper, 8″x10″:
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.
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 :
Calligraphy Pen Sketching
Sunday School Note-taking
Here’s a graphite portrait of my little brother, 5 years old, in one of his mischievous moods.
And here’s me —
Here’s a fifth drawing to bind off this portrait series:
This guy’s sweater is based on a traditional pattern of Korsnäs in Finland.