Here is the start of a portrait Drawing I’m working on. With this drawing I will be focusing on creating life like features. I want This drawing to look just like the photo.
When I do a custom drawing its usually full of gesture and has a lot of sketchbook characteristics. I decided to do the opposite with this one. I’m gonna blend the graphite and draw very softly. Id like to render this drawing into a very realistic looking face.
“But didn’t you just go to Comicon Andrew?” “Why yes, yes I did.”
Tucson is having they’re annual comic convention. And I was so successful at the phx comicon that I decided to take a little road trip down to Tucson in November.
I am so excited. I will be doing a drawing and painting series of all my favorite scifi spaceships. I’ll also be doing commission drawings, and selling custom portraits. Come check out andrew’s pencil at the Tucson comicon.
So summer vacation is officially over. And my summer of portrait art is over. My first attempt at becoming a portrait artist was a success. In 2.315 months I was able to draw all of the pictures you see displayed. These custom drawings and commission works were all a result of selling custom drawings on etsy, using google adwords to promote my website, even getting jobs off my facebook page. I had a blast. I worked my butt off, and I’m not making as much money as I was teaching, but this custom drawing, doing portrait drawings. It’s what I was born to do. Thank you internet, for making it so easy to share what I do with so many people. Check out andrewspencil.com if you want more drawings
Alright, I finally finished another Tutorial video. I promise to be a bit more prompt with the next video. 🙂 This is an awesome video though. It talks about the structure and foundation of portrait drawing. Let me know what you think!
Quite often, while scrolling through blogs and photos of art, particularly paintings, I pause. I stop and stare at a painting for a minute or two and wonder if this is digital art. or did someone really achieve these amazing effects with just oils and a paint brush. Well typically, it is digital art, but not today. I came a across a beautiful portrait that had these gestural characteristics, but the color and blending was so sharp and accurate that it looked real. I thought there was no way this was a traditional piece of art. And then I saw the name. John Singer Sargent.
His portrait paintings are so flawless, but also very gestural and impressionistic. He has always been one of my largest inspirations, and after wasting another significant portion of my day staring at beautiful paintings, I am reminded why he inspires me, and why I love painting.
This is a link to the ‘entire body of work’ by John Singer Sargent, which one is your favorite? Let’s see if you can get lost in the artwork, just like I did.