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Julia

Today’s face: Julia, inspired by Sktchy.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with a Unipin multiliner, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

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Mohammed

Today’s face: Mohammed, inspired by Sktchy.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with a Unipin multiliner, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.


Laura

Today’s face: Laura, inspired by Sktchy.

I’ve been really struggling to maintain any kind of consistency in my drawing these past few months. I’ve had some good days, but I’ve had some truly terrible ones too. This portrait is an example of a bad day – everything about it is wrong. The features are all “not quite right”, the head is an odd shape and the hair is just lazily drawn. Some of this is because of time pressures- the need to fit drawing in between work and family time. So I’ve decided that, after almost three years of drawing daily portraits, I’m going to stop. I’ll continue to draw portraits, just not daily, probably only on the days I’m not working, when I gave more time. I’m hoping that by taking the pressure off myself, I’ll be able to focus more and find some form again.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with a Unipin multiliner, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.


Rafael

Today’s face: Rafael, inspired by Sktchy. A very rare portrait without any pen lines … just trying it out to see what I think. It looks/feels kind of naked to me but I think that may just be because I’m so used to those black lines.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with an HB pencil, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.


Kristine

Today’s face: Kristine, inspired by Sktchy. Kristine’s inspiration photo for this portrait is also today’s inspiration photo for Sktchy’s Mindful March lesson, which focuses on the concept of Maitri, which is about being kind, to others but also to ourselves. We were asked to take note of something we like in our portraits and share it. I don’t often include backgrounds in my portraits but I liked a quilt in the inspiration photo so much that it prompted me to create a background that I really love. And I’ve used that blue in various ways throughout the portrait and it brings the whole piece together – so these are the things that I especially like about this portrait.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with a Copic multiliner, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.


Aiden

Today’s face: Aiden, inspired by Sktchy and the Old School Sktchy Facebook group’s WAXNose challenge.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with Micron pen, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.


Alexander

Today’s face: Alexander, inspired by Sktchy.

Drawn in a Laloran sketchbook with a Pelikan m200 fountain pen , painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolour paints and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.