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Polina

Today’s face: Polina, inspired by Sktchy. It’s never occurred to me to use coloured pencils with Copic markers until it was suggested during this week’s Sketchbook Skool Colored Pencils course. So, intrigued by the idea, I tried it on this portrait and I love the results. It allowed me to soften the cheeks a little, add definition to the hair and a little more colour to the shadows and lips.

Drawn in a Moleskine sketchbook with a Unipin fineliner, Copic markers and coloured pencils.


Maria

Today’s face: Maria, inspired by Sktchy. I’m taking Sketchbook Skool’s new Coloured Pencil course which started this week, so I’m going to be practicing with coloured pencils a lot over the next month.

Drawn in a Hannehmühle Nostalgie sketchbook with Caran d’Ache Luminance coloured pencils.


Teri

Today’s face: Teri, inspired by Sktchy.

Drawn in a Fabriano watercolour sketchbook with a Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen and Jackson’s watercolours.


Cheyenne

Today’s face: Cheyenne, inspired by Sktchy. This is another portrait heavily influenced by this week’s teacher in the Sketchbook Skool Watercolor Rules kourse, Inma Serrano and her amazing use of colour.

Drawn in a Laloran sketchbook with Micron pens, painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Prismacolor coloured pencils.


MyHung

Today’s face: MyHung, inspired by Sktchy. This is another preliminary portrait for my Sketchbook Skool Illustration Nation project.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Raquel

Today’s face: Raquel, inspired by Sktchy. Another work in progress for my Sketchbook Skool Illustration Nation project.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Lauren

Today’s face: Lauren, inspired by Sktchy. This is a very special face. Yesterday I was the host of a Sktchy Live event, during which I drew most of this portrait live to a worldwide audience on a live feed on Sktchy’s Facebook page, and also answered questions from the audience while I was drawing. I was very nervous, but once I settled into drawing I enjoyed myself hugely and it was fun to share my process with other people – and I was well supported by Sketchbook Skool friends amongst the commenting audience. You can watch a recording of the Sktchy Live by going to the video section of Sktchy’s Facebook page here.

Drawn in a Hannehmühle Nostalgie sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen and Copic markers.