Day 254: Old Woman

Old WomanOn Monday, I did a portrait of an old woman in pencil. This is probably one of the first times I’ve ever drawn an older person, and it was pretty interesting. I never really thought about the time and effort it takes to draw the many wrinkles a person acquires over the years. I could have spent days on this drawing.

Day 205: Alexis Krauss

Alexis Krauss Drawing

Sleigh Bells Spin CoverA while back I had a free subscription to Spin magazine, and I got an issue with a picture of Alexis Krauss from Sleigh Bells on the cover that I really liked. I saved the magazine so that I could draw her at some point, which I did last night.

It doesn’t look too much like her because I did it in less than 15 minutes and didn’t try too hard to measure out her face mentally, I guess because I wanted it to be more fluid. I think it worked out.

Day 192: Girl

Girl

On Tuesday, I made a doodle of a girl, which was actually inspired by three different sketches. This sketch by Berlin-based graphic designer and illustrator Ekaterina Koroleva is what inspired the hair. This sketch by Tom Cardo-Moreno inspired the lined detailing of the lips and sweater, and this last funny sketch by Kris Atomic inspired the facial features.