My portrait art portfolio
More portraits drawn (or painted) from life

| Main Page | Oils & Colored Pencil | Pen & Ink page I | Pen & Ink page II | Misc. mediums | Misc. Mediums II | Drawn From Life I |

Guitar Player
Male model
Male Model - study
Older guy
Seated Bill with sword
Bill watercolor sketch

All of these sketches were done in relatively short amount of time (usually several minutes). I rarely can get a model to pose for longer than that!

I always regret that I cannot do even more portraits and quick sketches from life. There is nothing quite like it; I recommend that all artists draw or paint from life as much as possible!

The bottom two portraits are of the same person. I especially enjoyed painting the quick and loose watercolor sketch on the right. I usually put more detail into my portraits; on this one, I let the brush strokes stay quick and bold, the colors strong and pure. It's a style I should work in more often. The model for the watercolor, however, shook his head when he saw that painting. Suffice it to say that he thought I was whacked. But that's okay—the painting isn't in his collection, so he doesn't have to see it!

 

| Main Page | Oils & Colored Pencil | Pen & Ink page I | Pen & Ink page II | Misc. mediums | Misc. Mediums II | Drawn From Life I |

 divider graphic

| Home | Portrait in Detail | Color | Portrait & Drawing Basics | Attitudes and Inspiration | About | Contact | Anatomy, Digital Art, & Misc. |

| Search | Disclaimer | What's New | Site Map | Blog | The Portrait-artist.org book! |

Copyright © JR Dunster 2002 - 2017 All Rights Reserved

No permission is given to use the information, (graphics, text) on this site in any other way other than for individual use. You may not use, publish or copy the information to a floppy disk or any other type of storage system or device without permission from me, JR Dunster. You may only print out one copy of each page (for personal use only).

Back to Top

portrait-artist.org