Sunday, February 12, 2012

portraits

I've always wanted to be able to draw portraits that actually look like people rather than just oddly pulled together sock puppets.  This is my first attempt and I must admit, I find it very challenging but I'm going to keep plugging and see if it's possible to improve at all. 



I did this in pen and I think I may try with pencil next time.  Perhaps it will be more forgiving.  :-)

Slide on over to Sophia's Sunday Sketches... You will surely find much inspiration there! 

23 comments:

  1. You are so brave trying a portrait in pen... are you mad woman... this is pretty awesome for a first attempt... personally I kind of like the sock puppet approach as it is that much more forgiving... and I must come clean that i am fighting the urge to not add colour to my drawing... it just doesn't look complete at this stage... maybe it is time to walk away and make a cuppa...xx

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  2. This is a beautiful portrait! Can't believe you did it in pen.

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  3. Amazing for a first attempt!! I haven't tied yet. I think I'm a bit afraid of the results. Ehehehe!! Keep it up!!

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  4. Well done...fantastic...you are a braver girl than me... :)

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  5. This is so good, especially as it's your first attempt. You were very brave doing it in pen. I love all the textured lines you have. Keep doing them.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, I have sent you an email answering your questions.

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  6. Really great texture here. An amazing first attempt!

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  7. Great start. There is character in this portrait, which is very hard to get. I always tell people that anyone can draw, the problem is that people give up before they put in enough practice to see improvement. People wouldn't expect to sit at a piano and play, but for some reason they think if they can't draw on the first attempt, that they never will be able to. But, you get it.

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  8. For your first attempt? I think you did fantastic! I do faces very rarely! Give yourself a pat on the back! ;o) Have a happy sunday ;o)

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  9. Brave lady ~ excellent work ~ Wow! ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  10. I like that you did it pen! I think it looks great! the pen adds some great texture to it!

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  11. Wow Molly! Such fabulous work..he is mesmerizing..gorgeous!!
    Victoria

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  12. This is fantastic and in pen and ink which I find to be a very hard medium to work in. Looks wonderful! :-)

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  13. Molly, you did a wonderful job. I've always attempted my portraits in pencil and end up with smudges. IF I ever try again....lol....I should challange myself to do so with ink. Well done. :) Hugs and happy SS!

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  14. I don't see any sign of a sock puppet here! Well done for drawing with pen! Chrisx

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  15. Hey that's pretty good for a sketch in pen! I agree that you're brave for attempting it. I always have to do my ink drawings and watercolor illustrations in pencil first, because I make a lot of mistakes.

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  16. I love this...this is your style and it is full of detail and therefore character. Just keep going....pencil is also a good medium to work in. Good job!!!!
    Clever you.
    xx

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  17. doing this in pen is brave and a wonderful thing to do with all the texture and feeling it gives the piece.

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  18. well if you started with pen over pencil yo are brave and you should find great reward!

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  19. What an awesome portrait sketch! Great Job!

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  20. wow the first portrait and in pen! you are amazing and this is really great!

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  21. great work Molly !!!!! love the details!!!

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  22. Great sketch! And in pen - wow!

    I've been sketching faces but am still at the pencil stage...

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