Monday, 25 January 2016

366 Daily Sketch challenge - more portraits

It's nearly 5am on Monday morning 
which is my usual time for waking up  
and I realised I'd forgotten to do my Sunday post. YIKES!!!

Better late than never, I guess.

My sketches so far....

For the record, I normally sketch directly with pen/ink 
unless I want soft edges in a particular piece. 
I will then use a graphite pencil. 

Week 3 - male portraits

I'd like to thank all the Skchy artist/users 
who put up images via the app for us to sketch.

First for this post is Sktchy artist/user - Thyago PLAY 

18/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with Platinum Carbon pen and watercolours. 
White highlights are done with Art Spectrum gouache.


The following one was a little embarrassing/confusing for me. 
The Sktchy user is Esther Michelle and 
I thought this was a case of her putting a pic 
of a boyfriend or male relative up on Sktchy. 
I did the sketch but,
after reading a comment by another artist, 
who also sketched the same image,
I am now thinking that this 
could possibly be a female subject 
...sporting a very short hairstyle.
The suit threw me off a little too.
If that is the case, my sincerest apologies to Esther Michelle 
for her ending up in my 'male' portrait week.

19/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with Platinum Carbon pen and Lamy water-soluble ink. 
I then used white acrylic gouache to tone down the ink which I had gone 
a little heavy with on the face.


Next up is Sktchy artist/user, Martin Rodriguez. 

20/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with graphite, Prismacolours, 
and BIC Cristal Pocket Scents ballpoints pens. 
Highlights are done with Art Spectrum white gouache.


Next up is Sktchy artist/user, Eden Suoth. 

21/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with a ZIG Millennium 005 ink pen 
and Faber-Castell PITT pens for the solid blacks.

And so ends the seven days of male portraits.
The next seven days will be a mix.

The following sketch is Sktchy artist/user, Fancy DRAW.
Sorry for the poor lighting in this one. 
I love dreadlocks so just had to try my hand at sketching them. 
Boy, were they tricky! 

22/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Sketched with a ZIG Millennium 005 ink pen and LAMY water-soluble ink.


Last up is a dear artist friend from Facebook, Chelle Mayer
who gave me permission to sketch one of her photos. 

First layer of watercolour

Final layer

23/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Graphite and watercolours 
Highlights are done with Art Spectrum gouache

I'm a little late with Sunday Sketches but thanks to time-zones 
I can sneak in the back door before anyone notices. hehe 
You can check out this week's participants HERE.

I'll be back with more soon....

I hope you all had a beautiful Sunday!

16 comments:

  1. more great sketches :)

    good job with the dreadlocks :D

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    1. Thanks, Jen. The dreadlocks made me nervous once I started them but they turned out okay.

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  2. Most excellent art....extraoridinary talent. Loved them all.

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    1. Thank you, Wanda! What a lovely compliment. :)

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  3. Wonderfully done portrait sketches ~ talent! ~ love your style ~

    Wishing you peace in your week ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Carol!

      Wishing you a peaceful week too. :)

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  4. Amazing work! You are very talented. You inspire!
    Although I'd never be able to draw people like that! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment! To be perfectly honest, I never thought I could draw people either...I think I'm improving with the daily practise. :)

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  5. These are all just amazing! Wow! You are truly so talented it just blows me away! :) :)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Rita! xo

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  6. All fantastic!! You must have a pen permanently in your hand! :0)

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I wish I had more time to sketch in the day. I have definitely missed my sketchbooks and it feels so good to be sketching daily again. :)

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  7. So glad you didn't miss us, Serena. I've been enjoying your week peep sketches. You're doing an outstanding job! Very admirable, let me tell you! I love the second one and I think it's because he reminds me of my younger brother. Keep it up, girl! :)

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra. I do enjoy the Sunday Sketches group. :)
      Thanks for the nice comment about my sketches too.

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