Sunday, 17 January 2016

366 Daily Sketch Challenge - male portraits and a special event

The portraits continue...

This week, I thought I'd sketch 'males'. 

I don't know this guy's name as 
I'm assuming his girlfriend, Megan George,
put up his photo on Sktchy.
My apologies for the poor photo quality.
I took this under artificial lighting at night.

15/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with Platinum Carbon pen, then painted with Lamy water-soluble ink. 
White highlights are done with Art Spectrum gouache.


I liked the following guy's hair and beard.
He is Jül Züs from Sktchy.

16/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with brown Faber-castell PITT pen, 
then painted with Schmincke sepia watercolour. 
White highlights are done with Art Sprectrum gouache.


Another Sktchy user, Ashkan shyrzady. 
17/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Graphite and watercolours; 
White highlights are done with Art Sprectrum gouache.

I'm participating in Sunday Sketches again.
You can check out this week's participants HERE.

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Today, was a special worldwide event.
Vegans united in a global day of activism.
We committed to a 24 hour vow of silence
to raise awareness for animals
and to promote peace over violence.


I wore my printed T-shirt
and Bradley and I headed to the local shopping centre for the morning,
hopefully, a few a people took note.
One lady came up to me and said she loved the T-shirt
so I'm guessing she knows of James Aspey, the event creator.


Bradley and Aaron got a kick out of my charades all day
because I couldn't speak to them.
I discovered that Aaron is darned good at lip-reading.
For Bradley, we communicated mainly by text messages.

I did so well at not speaking in the morning
but I did slip up a few times
in the late afternoon, early evening.
All in all, I felt honoured to be a part of such an important event.

I'll be back with more sketches in a couple of days.

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic,male faces are one thing I never do so thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  2. Your male faces are great! What cool dudes. Sounds like you had a great day of activism.
    #sundaysketches

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  3. Your male faces are great! What cool dudes. Sounds like you had a great day of activism.
    #sundaysketches

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  4. Wow - you have such talent. Love your sketches so much. I am rubbish at faces!
    Happy Ss x

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  5. These males portraits are superb! I look through Sktchy faces and really can't find one that suits me..you have a knack for finding good subjects! I like your t-shirt. It would be hard to go through the day without speaking, I talk too much - sometimes to myself.

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  6. You are so talented Serena, lovely work!

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  7. Wow! What excellent portraits you do ~

    You do excellent portraits!

    Wishing you a Happy Week ^_^

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  8. great sketches of hipsters ;) I'm surrounded by them at uni so can pick them out of a crowd lol ;)

    and good for you for participating in that event :) hard not to talk all day and it might make people think of what they are eating.

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  9. Well done, great sketches, men are hard to do.
    Merle.............

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  10. Your sketches are just amazing! The shading, the hair--wow!
    Kudos to you guys for doing the day of silence. :) :)

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  11. Brilliant faces and wonderful application of w/c. One day I hope to be brave enough to branch out into portraits. Very inspiring. :)

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  12. Your sketches are simply fantastic! The first one is my fave but they're all wonderful. I'm loving this and can't wait to see more. :)

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  13. Nice sketches as always. I didn't know about the day of silence. Funny, because I usually see this stuff all over Instragram. On Saturday, the Vegan Society here organized a walk, but I was having a coffee morning with my craft group so couldn't go. I gladly stopped eating eat 7 years ago and haven't given it a second thought. Still funny (and really kinda sad) that some people still ask "what do you eat?" Ever hear of fruits and vegetables and grains folks? Ha! :) Have a good week. Tammy

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  14. Love these latest sketches!! but what isn't to love - wonderful!!

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