I have been able to make a few portraits this past week and will show you, what they are today.
As I told you two weeks ago, I'm participating in the 40 portraits Challenge with Gritty Jane on Facebook. (I haven't posted there either for the two weeks that have passed since I posted here)
Some of my Facebook artist-friends allowed me to draw their portraits, and it is great, because I really get to learn from the drawing process! So thanks to all of you sweet people! :-)
The first model is Lisa, she is a wonderful model and has a lot of very inspiring photos to chose from/work with. The sketches aren't finished, all of them, but you see her spirit in them, that's a very important part for me. Now I need to make them look like her really ;-)
Next it's Audrey, strong personality and very supportive also, it was great to draw her it actually went pretty smoothly with her portrait. I only had to adjust the nose - the most tricky part for me to get right and crucial to get the likeness with the person in place I think!
Here's Milo, absolutely lovely person, shedding love around her near and far. The first portrait didn't get her features in the right proportions, but she was instantly recognizable to those who know her :-). As I wanted to keep one portrait of her for myself I did another one...
This turned out to be better proportioned, so I'm very happy with it!
Here we have Mariane, she is new to the group 29 Faces on Facebook and she is from Denmark, not that far away :-).
I'm quite happy with this as well.
Last from the row of artists is Beth, and not finished yet. I haven't quite got to the point, where she really is recognizable, which is a bit difficult, because I chose a photo not known by the others from the group:
The last portrait is one of my lovely niece Anne, but it doesn't really look like her. I still have some work to do with this. I added pink rice paper, because it didn't work out for me at all and then painted over it with acrylic and charcoal. Maybe I will manage to get it to a stage where I like it. I need to be patient ;-)
Apart from the last portrait all the portraits are drawn with charcoal. I really love charcoal, it leaves strong lines if you want them and you can make them softer if you want that.
Sharing this with the amazing artists on Paint Party Friday!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!