Category Archives: Famous Faces

11th Doctor – Famous Faces

Two portraits of Matt Smith from Doctor Who. This is my fanart contribution to the bittersweet knowledge of his impending regeneration. Each is a 5″x7″ graphite drawing.

I worked on the first drawing for 3 nights in a row, got frustrated, and started making more furious and scribbly marks. I call it ‘raggedy-pencil’ style. I meant to add a fez to the second one, ah well. :-)

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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″.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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