Today’s face: Brittany, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Sktchy subscription daily tip.

Drawn in a Seawhites sketchbook using a Cretacolor Graphite Aquarell HB Pencil and water.


Today’s face: Erik, inspired by Sktchy. Today’s Sktchy subscription daily tip was about drawing in pen with no pencil under drawing so this portrait was done entirely in pen, with no erasing.

Drawn in a Seawhites sketchbook with a variety of Micron pens, Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens, a Pentel brush pen, a white Signo uniball pen and a blue Zig watercolour brush pen.


Today’s face: Alana, inspired by Sktchy. Today’s daily tip for the Sktchy subscription, from Sergei Romanenko, was to do a semi blind contour drawing, so I did this drawing of Alana very quickly and without looking at the paper, only looking at the page two or three times to check the placement of my pen. Then I added some light watercolour washes, again relatively quickly, in about 15 minutes. All in all the portrait took about 17 minutes rather than my usual couple of hours and I really like the looseness of line and lightness of touch in it.

Drawn in a Seawhites sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen and painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours.


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.