I used ink in this sketch primarily for the edges. This gives the impression of higher contrast than if the whole sketch were in pencil. At this point in my development, I was having a hard time with vantage point. I seem to be looking down on the scenes in most of my sketches I […]
I’m continuing to process my brother Mike’s* predicament. I visually paraphrased a picture from Mike’s youth to the latest image I captured during a video conference with Mike’s healthcare team. The snake/lifeline/breathing-tube imagery imperfectly divides the two portraits.(See other recent posts for other efforts at visual processing Mike’s condition.) [Note: Apologies – have not yet […]
This sketch does not echo my mood, but is instead, an exercise in portraying a facial expression. My mind is on my brother Mike, who is in the hospital.
My brother Mike is in the hospital. Even if he was nearby I wouldn’t be able to visit because of the COVID19 quarantine. I’m sure COVID is the reason that they are offering video visits. The only problem with visiting my brother in video mode is that Mike is nonverbal, autistic and low functioning. I […]
The inked pencil sketch looked better than the final watercolored version. I may have given myself an overly broad shoulder on one side. Also, I do have to practice rendering shadows in watercolor.
I improved a bit with today’s self portrait. I augmented the pencil sketch with inked lines for shading and definition of edges.
I wanted to get this one right, so I sketched first with pencil. I inked over the lines that made sense and used charcoal to mark the shadows. Finally, I used watercolors to lightly tint the portrait. Get better soon, Mick!