From another beautiful photo via Pinterest. I could have worked on it more but I limited my time under an hour. The others I had spend about two hours. So here I worked only on the main focus, her eyes.
This is a little different from all the pretty faces I had been drawing.
Photo reference: Pinterest
Day 14 was done from a live model at the Pence Gallery.
Part of Leslie Saeta’s Thirty Painting in Thirty Days Challenge.
Day 12 is different in that I drawn this from a live model at Patris’ studio. Again I used mechanical pencils with white charcoal on Kona paper. Made by Handbook Paper Company, it has a light brownish town quality very similar to Strathmore Tan but more texture.
This was a 3 hour pose of a young man from Poland. Patris remarked that he traveled all the way from Poland to model for us. Just kidding. He’s here visiting family. He did a great job in modeling for someone so young.
A few years ago, I was invited to draw with other artists in a Montessori type school that held their Renaissance Fair during the Spring. We would come in and draw from 9 to 3 with a lunch break. It was quite popular. All the kids and even their parents would lined up to be sketched up in various different mediums and styles.
So with that experience in mind, I approached the International House in Davis about having artists draw portraits for free during the International Festival. I live in a college town. They thought it was a good idea. I put out a call for artists but got only one artist to join me. It was wildly successful! We drew nonstop from 12 to 5 pm with tiny breaks in between.
I estimated my time to be about 10 minutes. My sketches were done with pencil and white charcoal on toned paper. Quick! Just about 2 inch heads. I have to say this is something I would love to do next year with a few more artists to pitch in.
Available for purchase on my Daily Paintworks gallery.