black ink portrait

More Faces

Still sketching a face every day on the #30faces30days challenge on the Sktchy app, but I’m way behind posting them.  That’s because it’s always a choice between doing the sketch or posting. So here’s a bit of catch up.

day12

pen and watercolor and pastel pencil on gray toned Stillman and Birn paper

day14

Loved the drama of the pose and found the black ink part to be scary, but loved the result. There’s just no way to be timid with black!

day15

This Muse is someone I’d like to meet! The complementary color scheme was suggested in the photo and I just amped it a bit.

day17

Dig the attitude! Lots of confusing perspective here, and the hands!

day18

And snow! Something we never see close up where I live in California, just a dusting on the hills. I really gave the white pastel pencil a work out with this one. Can’t imagine how I would have managed with just watercolor.

day20

Now THIS is the kind of face I love to sketch! She’s probably a very nice person, but it looks like she’s scolding someone here. Maybe it’s one of those idiots who aren’t following the Shelter in Place protocol and putting us all in danger!

Today’s the last day of the challenge. I’ll get the rest of the sketches posted soon. It’s getting so that when I close my eyes I see faces. . .really interesting ones flashing on the inner screen! But I’ll have to give it a rest and switch gears for a while. . .maybe. . .if I can.