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Saoirse

Today’s face is on the inside back cover of my book for The Sketchbook Project 2018. It is, of course, the very lovely and extremely talented Saoirse Ronan. I had to paint the brown cover of my book with Copic White to make it usable for a Copic portrait, but even then drawing on it was a challenge. It was hard to get any fineliners or the finest Posca pens to draw over the Copic White and the Copic markers worked rather differently on the surface too.

Drawn on a Sketchbook Project sketchbook cover painted with Copic White using Unipin fineliners 0.3 and 0.5mm, Copic markers and a black Posca pen.


Hanya Yanagihara

Today’s face: Hanya Yanagihara. This is the penultimate page in my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2018 with the theme “people I wish I knew”.

Drawn in a Sketchbook Project sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen, Copic markers and Posca pens.


David Tennant

Today’s face: David Tennant. This is another page from my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2018 and the theme “people I wish I knew”. My book is now almost complete, just a few more pages left to fill!

Drawn in a Sketchbook Project sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen, Copic markers and Posca pens.


Sofia

sofia

Today’s face is Sofia Coppola and this is another page from my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2018. Drawn with a Micron 01 pen, Copic markers and Posca pens.


Arundhati Roy

Today's portrait is my 9th page in my Sketchbook Project 2018 sketchbook. It's a portrait of writer and human rights and environmental campaigner Arundhati Roy, whose second book The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has just been published. Her first book, The God of Small Things, is undoubtedly one of the best books I've ever read and I've had to wait a whole 20 years for another and I'm still waiting to read this one. Hardbacks hurt my arthritic wrists too much to hold and I want to read it in real book form so I'm resisting the kindle edition and holding out for paperback, but I might give in and buy the ebook and the paperback because I'm really not sure I can wait much longer…

Drawn in a The Sketchbook Project sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen, Copic markers and Posca pens.


Hayao Miyazaki

Today's face is another page from my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2018. It is, of course, Hayao Miyazaki, legendary director of so many Studio Ghibli films including My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and the Oscar- winning Sprited Away. Drawn in my Sketchbook Project sketchbook using a Micron 01 pen, Copic markers and Posca pens.


Nina

Today's face is Nina Simone. Another page in my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2018. Drawn in a Sketchbook Project sketchbook using a Micron 01 pen, Copic markers and a Posca pens.