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.
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 :
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.
Nordic Knitting is still my reference (see previous post). Finnish patterns inspired this drawing:
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