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. :-)
I have returned :-).
The last portrait sketch I posted anywhere was a mediocre pen drawing of Sean Connery. Here, I redeem myself with a fully rendered graphite drawing. Good to be back, more to come!
Portrait sketch of Helen Keller. Graphite on paper, 5×7.
Another bit of Star Wars fan-art :-). Portrait sketch of Han Solo, graphite on paper, 5×7.
Throughout the past week, we’ve been watching the Star Wars saga :). Graphite on paper, 8×10. More Star Wars portraits coming soon ~
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″:
A while ago, I received a famous face suggestion on this blog’s Facebook page for actor Colin Firth.
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.
If I continue this ‘sub-series’ I’d like to ask for your input.. Who would you like to see next?
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.
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