Thursday, April 15, 2010

More portraits and some flowers



I am still enjoying (okay, I'm a bit obsessed) for doing portraits for Julia Kay's Portrait Party on Flickr. It is such great way to practice, practice, practice. These studies are quite challenging. I try to capture likeness through lines, marks and color. I then have to post them along with portraits from other talented artists. Then of course, the person I am sketching gets to see the portrait also. Yikes—scary!



I usually add color to most everything I do, but decided to submit these two just as ink sketches.


A quick sketch of a bouquet of tulips that were used as a photo-shoot prop. Once again, by the time I got around to sketching them they were on their way into the trash.

8 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

I am REALLY loving the black and white ones, Jennifer! Bold, sure, interesting...

Linda T said...

The portraits are wonderful. I love the colors you add to model the values. Great stuff!

bendelachanal said...

Your portraits are so good, a lot of character.

Johanna said...

Your portraits are lovely, and I agree with Kate, the black and white ones are just great! I will have to check our this portrait party, I think. Portraits are just so HARD! I definitely need to practice them.

Yours are great!

nanke's stuff said...

I'm so impressed with your portraits! Your black & white ones are just stunning, and the colored ones have great tones and values. Wonderful work! nancy

Janene said...

These are delightful. I really like the colors you use, and the black and white ones a fabulous too!

laura said...

Great portraits--it's easy to imagine becoming obsessed: faces are an endlessly fascinating subject!

lyn said...

The girl with the flowers is just perfect! Flowing line, nice darks. Nice piggies and flowers too! Awesome!