Portraits it’s my favourite subject. I have found a lot of inspiration in images from the SKCHY app community.
These portraits take from 20 to 40 min and are all done with a Lamy Pen, a pen and nib holder for the heavier lines, and the Pentel Brush on Stillman and Birn paper, Beta series.
I’m trying to be more defined by investing more time in detail. From the begining I set my mind in how much time I want to spend on the sketch. Then I draw my lines accordingly slowing down or taking time with the strokes. There is a significant difference between short or longer sketches. I always aim for the sketch to “feel” complete so when i work I work all over, like i don’t start with an eye making it all detailed, I start with an oval shape, placing marks and looking for distinct features that makes that particular face unique, I then exaggerate a little those features and find a touch of beauty that comes naturally. There is a difference in how I see and feel a face from what I try to translate it to lines. Like having an insight on what the face expresses to me. I try to reveal those thoughts visually.
Happy 4th of July!I did this in a Stillman and Birn notebook. Zeta series, with my favorite pen, Lamy Safari. Experimenting with a new set of greens and new brushes. I did this on a rush but it was fun!
These handsheets were made for a past workshop for the local sketchers. They illustrate several concepts and tips for sketching
-How to draw gesture
-How to approach simplification of scenes
-The concept of Transitional Space when sketching interiors
These sheets will be available as PDFs at our urbansketchersboston Facebook group
Join us if you live in New England!
Here is an ink drawing from last year that I didn’t publish, I think..but I was happy with it. used the Lamy Safary on a Stillman and Birn notebook zeta series
He’s one of my favorite actors with a great face to draw, very distinct. I’m planning to watercolor it but I always scan the black and white first.
I used the platinum carbon pen and the lamy safari on Stillman and Birn Zeta Series
Here the sequence..
Urban Sketchers Boston had a meetup at Harvard Square, and the interior is so cozy and nice with a warm atmosphere. For this I used the Carbon Platinum fountain pen, the finest point I have ever seen on a fountain pen! and my favorite brand of notebooks Stillman and Birn, Zeta series, great for ink
Last weekend I went to the show Kurios and it was a delightful experience! I’m a fan of steampunk and the show was very inspirational.
The action is very quick for me to capture in the detail I would like so i based my sketches in still images.
I used my favorite paper Stillman and Birn notebooks. The Zeta series are great for ink and the heavy stock can take some washes too.
The first is the comedian of the show, he was one of my favorites and the second is one of the amazing contortionists.
I really wanted to make a bit of more elaborated sketch with detail. I used the super fine platinum carbon fountain pen. The most fine line there is! I can get different thickness with it.
I used private reserve inks as well. And inexpensive bamboo brushes. I don’t like to use the same brush for both ink and watercolor i prefer to assign a use on either of the two mediums. For watercolors i use my best.
I Used Stillman & Birn Beta Series paper and for the sketch the Lamy Safari and Pentel Brush. I am experimenting with a new palette, not quite happy yet but it’s getting better 🙂
On a cold day with 3 F outside and listening to Leonard Cohen a lady dances in my head to the end of love.
inks: purple wampin, Rome Burning, black Red and Vampire red (private reserve) and the Zebra nib on Stillman and Birn Beta series paper cut from the notebook.
The problem I have working wet media on a notebook is the stains it makes on the back of the previous page, so I tore them off and trimmed with the guillotine. This ink dries fast, though!!