Today’s face: Sailesh, inspired by Sktchy. Today’s task for Day 2 of the 30 Faces 30 Days was to make a contour portrait of Sailesh. His fabulous colourful photo had me reaching straight for my magic pencil! I love using it for contour drawings. This was a seriously quick (around 3 minutes) not quite blind contour drawing; I looked down to reset my pencil position maybe 3 times. What a great face and I love how the final portrait looks – so much that I absolutely don’t want to add anything to it by way of paint or colour.

Drawn in a Seawhites sketchbook with a Koh-i-noor magic pencil.