A bit obsessed, really

It seems as if I have become obsessed with the portrait.  I continue to practice for the elusive likeness.  This week, some success, I think.

March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

This is me, but prettier!  My eyes are not as large and my chin is larger.  Still, this is cheaper than plastic surgery!

March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016

This is practice from an Craftsy class I am taking: Drawing Facial Features.

March 20, 2016

March 20, 2016

My sister’s sweet little dog, Mariposa, died this week.  I think I put too much focus on the collar!  I hope to give her better justice in a future effort.

March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016

Charcoal self-portrait.

March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

I really like this one.  Not an exact likeness of the person I was drawing, but I like the result – particularly the line work in the shadows.

March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016

Owl from a photograph on my calendar.  I love owls, although they are not easy to draw.

March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016

Another one I like.  Older faces have so much character.  It may be hard to capture, but so much more interesting for practice.

March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016

Finally – a likeness!  I think taking a famous face like Einstein may be easier to achieve a likeness, because of the great features.

March 26, 2016

March 26, 2016

Another self-portrait.  I think I almost have it correct.  My nose is a little bigger, otherwise this is by far the closest I have yet achieved to a likeness of myself.

March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016

I don’t wish to do portraits every day, and love natural elements.   It is cherry blossom time here in the DC area, so these flowers were on my mind.  It was nice to play with a little color by adding colored pencils.

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