Sunday, 31 January 2016

366 Daily Sketch challenge - more portraits

What a week! 
It's been unbearably hot and humid 
which makes me feel like a badly wilted flower. 
We don't have air-con so we make do with ceiling fans. 

Weather aside, I have continued to sketch daily.

To pick up where I left off, 
here is the lovely daughter of a Facebook art friend. 
Reference photo used with permission.  

24/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Graphite and watercolours 
Highlights are done with Art Spectrum gouache


A couple of process images 


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Next up is Sktchy artist/user, Katya Khodyacheva. 
In the original image, Katya had a scarf wrapped around her head and face 
but I instantly saw long hair billowing in the wind. 



25/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Graphite, watercolours, and Lamy water-soluble ink. 

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For the following portrait, 
I used another of Ashley Goeltz's images.
I have done a few of sketches of Ashley via Sktchy.
She has a unique style which makes for an interesting model.

To start with, a simple graphite sketch
and a splash of watercolour.


More watercolour

a couple more layers and the final result
26/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Graphite, watercolours, acrylic gouache, and Lamy water-soluble ink. 

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Day 27 and another Sktchy subject - iam ALVA. 
The image speaks of love and trust to me.
It was adorable so I just had to sketch it.
It makes me think of the relationship
I have with my own fur-kid, Cody.

Early stage 

and finished 
27/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
Graphite, watercolours, acrylic gouache, and Lamy water-soluble ink. 

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I only had time for a very quick pen sketch on Thursday. 
You guessed it...another Sktchy artist/user. 
This one is Jonathan Kalema. 
28/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
BIC ballpoint pen in black

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And last one for today's post anyways... 
Sktchy artist/user - Jessica Aguirre 

29/366 daily sketch
Hahnemuhle D & S sketch journal - A5 size, 140gsm, landscape format 
graphite and watercolours

I'm linking up with Sunday Sketches again this week. 
You can check out the other participants HERE.

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Apparently, there will be no relief from the heat
over the next few days.
Instead, it's going to get even hotter....NICE!
As if I'm not melting enough already.
Winter can't come soon enough for me.
I'm definitely a cold weather gal.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous & beautiful work! You're so talented!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  2. You do such beautiful work you should have an art gallery!

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  3. I am in awe of your amazing artistic skills. They're not just very realistic, but I love how they all tell a story too. Happy Sunday Sketches! #8

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  4. Wow I'm amazed at your talent,just wow!
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  5. Absolutely wonderful sketches/paintings, Serena. Love how you've captured the personality of each within every one. So hard to do and you've done an excellent job doing so!

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  6. all are great :D really like how you continued the hair onto 2 pages in one of them.
    hopefully you get a bit of a break from the heat, anyone have a pool you can have a swim in nearby?

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  7. Just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your process. Visiting from Sunday Sketches.

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  8. These are all gorgeous! Especially enjoy the way you illustrate the movement and detail of hair -- happy Sunday Sketches!

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  9. Absolutely wonderfully done portrait illustrations!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  10. Fabulous sketches. I especially love the one with the furbaby. :) You can have our cold weather. It's actually colder inside than out because of these concrete buildings so I am always freezing. Happy February!

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  11. These are all great! I love seeing some of the process, too.
    I hope you all survive the heat and humidity. (Sounds like hell to me, of course.) Hang in there! And keep sketching. These are just wonderful. :) Love and hugs!

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  12. again, .....wow, your work is incredible and that dog!!!

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  13. Oh wow amazing sketches! Stunning love them all

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  14. Again - alllll wonderfully executed..I love the intenseness you capture of the eyes. Very effective renditions!

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  15. Wow! I like them all Serena, but I confess my favourite is #26. All that dark background makes the portrait look wonderful!

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