Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Charles Spencer Chaplin.

Friday, February 4th, 2011

New portrait!

Charles Spencer Chaplin, the brilliant actor and director, circa 1918. Source was an original, promotional, silver gelatin (greyscale) photo print I recently acquired. Since there are very few colour pictures of him, I went from common knowledge and imagined the hues. Prismacolor pencils on 11×14″ Bristol board. Finished 04 February 2011.

It didn’t really turn out as well as I had hoped, but I just keep reminding myself that I drew this from a black & white photo…

Feeling: thoughtful thoughtful.

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Paul McGann Has Gorgeous Eyes.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

And that is much of the reason I have drawn his portrait.

I do wish colour representation was consistent with electronics…

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Bellz

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Another portrait finished! This time, I used a different kind of paper. It’s Bristol board, and it is soooo wonderfully smooth. Also, I upgraded from my usual 9×12 to 11×14! That makes this thing almost life-size. Oooo.
So, if you’re interested – clicky the preview image…

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Bellamy Strikes Again

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Another portrait finished.

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Dominic.

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Yes, friends – another portrait.

Dominic Howard is the drummer in my favourite band, Muse. He kicks a lot of ass. And he’s quite handsome. :)

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RAWR, Says My Artistic Side.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

It had been five years since my last attempt at drawing a portrait, so I finally made my little fingers get off their figurative asses and take up the graphite I’ve been storing away.
The result is the best portrait I have done to date.
The downer is, even though I was incredibly careful about comparing proportions (I don’t do the grid thing, that wastes a ton of time and I just don’t work that way) – the proportions are still just a tad off. His face came out just a bit too short somehow. Whatever, I can count it as just another practise run. Still annoying. It seems no matter how hard I try to be really good at any one thing, I always come out just under par.

Anyway, for those interested: David Tennant in Graphite on 70lb Paper.
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David Tennant portrait.

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