Friday, August 31, 2012

Sketchbook Portraits in Prismacolor


 Another yearbook portrait:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sketchbook Portraits: More Makeovers in Prismacolor

Ms. Sanders- After

Ms. Sanders- Before

Gabby- After

Gabby- Before

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sketchbook Portraits---Prismacolor Before and After

This past week I revisited some of my early portrait attempts with the Prismacolor markers and redrew them.  The results are pretty interesting. My control of the pens is getting much better---I still have a long way to go. In some ways, I like my naive renderings more but I like the new ones too.  Right now I'm experimenting with adding blues, greens and pinks to the face--- trying to make the head look three dimensional.

Here are a few of the makeovers:


Christopher--- after



La Vonda---before

La Vonda---after

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sketchbook Portraits---This week in Prismacolor

More Prismacolor marker portraits:

Mr. Dombroski
When my older son saw the above one he said, " Oh, you drew Frankenstein" and then my younger one said, "Yah, that was when he was younger before he had the knobs".   That made me laugh although, Frankenstein wasn't my intention. It's the hair, I think, I did a little too much on his left side.




And... my boys and I played with some porcelain.  They didn't want to keep their creations but I kept the one I made.  If it makes it through the firing, it will serve as a tray to hold my salt and pepper grinders that now just sit on the kitchen counter and make a sprawling mess. I have a few more functional projects in mind.

porcelain, leather hard stage, 5" x 8 1/2 "

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sketchbook Portraits---Prismacolor and 1984

Some more Prismacolor Marker portraits from this past week:

Mr. Evans

My references are small black and white photos from a 1984 yearbook.  Some of the portraits from the previous posting were also from the same yearbook.  All the different face shapes on a page are so intriguing.  I'm making up the color and most of the shading, playing and experimenting and enjoying these studies immensely.

Mark Kahlhoefer

Marc Stager

Mrs. Lucero

And, I finished the slipcover project. It took me a little longer because I decided to make some pillows. Now the test will see how it works.