To break the month-long hiatus we have with us Christopher Moltisanti from The Sopranos to get the show back up and running again. I’ve been experimenting with watercolor portraits recently. From lots of splashing and brush dashes something decent emerges from time to time. I’m fairly pleased with this one, although I could do more to bring forth the light.
‘As thy paint shadows, thy shall bring forth light’, you can quote me on that.
I openly admit that I was to afraid to paint his fabulous hair in fear of ruining a otherwise successful portrait.
Another tribute to DotA 2. The coldest of all heroes – Ancient Apparition. Took me about 2,5 hours. I’m pretty happy with the results, but I overworked a bit towards the end.
Next up is a quick pencil portrait of Ambrose Burnside. I actually learned from this that the term ‘sideburns’ comes from this fellow. Salute!
One of the drawings I did today. I always found Jack very charismatic, so I wanted to see if I could capture his mood in a drawing. Done in modified blind contour drawing – meaning that I drew it ‘blind’ but allowed myself to lift the pencil when appropriate. Drawing ‘blind’ makes the artist draw purely on instinct, and it works remarkably well when you need to do a drawing that has alot of life or emotion.
The piece was done as a fun study, so there are parts that I’m not all that satisfied with, but I decided to leave it as is. The main goal was to capture the emotion, and at that I was successful.