Today’s face: Marly, inspired by Sktchy.

I started this portrait yesterday and it all went horribly wrong. My drawing was wrong and then I overworked it. I was going to rework it this evening but I’ve been at a conference all day (yes on a Saturday) which ended up being a bit of a challenge because I’m struggling with both my mental and physical health this week and I just don’t have the energy. So I’ve decided to post it as it is rather than rework it or not post anything. Why am I telling you all this? Two reasons 1) because it’s important to me to try to post every day, but this is Mindful March on Sktchy so I’m also trying to be mindful of my own need to self-care and take a break today and 2) I always post my bad portraits as well as my good ones because I think it’s important to acknowledge publicly (especially for people who are just starting drawing portraits as I was 3 years ago) that I don’t draw great portraits every day- some days are good and some are very bad.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with a Pelikan m200 fountain pen and painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours.


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