Portrait practice is a good excuse to stare intently at Mr. Hiddleston’s face for half an hour, even if you’ll always end up frustrated that you couldn’t capture perfection.
Drawing with an italic nib is weird.
This was a doodle page to retest my Pilot Plumix fountain pen, which I have just reviewed here.
47 minutes, reference.
Doesn’t look anything like him, lol, but I like how this turned out anyway.
Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t tag portraiture with who the person is so you can’t tell how off I am.
14 minutes. Reference.
This was inked with a new pen. I reviewed said new pen here.
Spoilers: THIS PEN IS AMAZING AND COST $1.50. HOW.
it’s a good thing you’ve given up on me;
now there are no more expectations.
no more pretense.
and i can give up on myself.
Black and white ink on one of those Bristol pad backing boards. 9"x12". Original is for sale.
Squinty Tom Hiddleston and Robert Downey Jr., who has a really weird face shape.
Oh hey it is this guy again.
Here lies everything
The world I wanted at my feet
My victory’s complete
So hail to the king
Arise and sing
More middle of the night painting WIPs.
So this turned out kind of terrifying. Oops. D; Graphite, watercolor, gouache.
Paintings in progress. Will probably finish tomorrow?
This is still the best Renner face.
Picked up some graphite the other day. It has been forever since I’ve used non-mechanical pencils.
I don’t think there’s any question that using sharpened graphite sticks is better if your final work is graphite (like the difference between tech pens and brush), but I only really use pencil to sketch in prep for inks and/or watercolor, so using mechanical pencils made more sense/is cleaner. Graphite is messy, and I have a love/hate thing going with messy. I dunno.
Proportions are totally off in the second one, but I like how these turned out for the most part.
NO I AM NOT DONE YET.
Why is he so pretty.
Tom Hiddleston is an exercise in drawing face wrinkles without making a person look old.
He looks like a vampire, oops. Reference. ~40 minutes, I think.
It doesn’t look anything like the reference, but I kind of like how this turned out anyway?
Go figure that the one time I think a portrait actually looks like David Tennant, I wasn’t freakin’ trying to paint David Tennant. 8| I need to stop elongating faces, ugh.
Hm. Felt like I overworked this one, but apparently I only spent 25 minutes on it. Whelp. Man, those eyes are teeny. wtf happened, self.
I think I have a bad habit of making noses longer than they actually are.