Portraiture

I’ve decided I like doing portraits. There is something very calming and relaxing about drawing a portrait, perhaps because you have to take your time and it can’t really be rushed. (Or at least, I can’t rush portraits. I’m sure some really amazing artists can.)

But more importantly portraits (especially from life) and figure drawing develop your drawing and observation skills because you have to really see what’s there down to the minutiae.

It’s an immensely enjoyable process seeing the drawing develop and come to life bit by bit from a pair of eyes, maybe a mouth, a nose or ear here or there to a full face, head, and neck.

Unfortunately, I didn’t record this one, but here’s a new portrait I did.

This one is a drawing of a drawing, and only for practice.  Inspired by this brilliant portrait here.

7 Comments

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    Luciano

    it is beautiful. welldone

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    HoneyDame

    When you are good, you are good. Nothing else to say!

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    LucidLilith

    Just remember you are booked for my wedding portrait…

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    e__victor

    dope yo

  • Reply November 3, 2011

    Afronuts

    Love your art girl!
    Your strokes are nicely defined and detailed. Wish I could work with you some day.

    Whose portraiture is it by the way?

  • Reply November 3, 2011

    Ginger

    I like the artist’s hand more :)

  • Reply December 20, 2011

    sugabelly

    @Afronuts: It’s a portrait of a portrait. Click the link to see the original drawing.

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