Random Portraits to Pass the Time

I recently took a leap of faith and left a job I’ve had for the past eleven years for a new one.  A totally different, hopefully more rewarding, job working with people with disabilities.  A far cry from retail, I know.  To the point of this post… I had the opportunity to sketch a little during the week long orientation.  I know I started a quest for 365 portraits awhile back, which i admit failed miserably, but there wasn’t much to sketch in the room we were in except people, so I went for it.  These couple of sketches were done with ballpoint ink in a tiny little sketchbook I only recently rediscovered in my workshop, and have thus started carrying it around in my handbag.  I guess it finally came in handy.  Enjoy.

portrait 7-15-15 portrait 7-16-15

Day 2: Pencil Portrait

Here is a portrait done in my sketchbook of my friend Elana in pencil.  Sadly, it looks nothing like her.  The mouth I couldn’t get quite right!  Argh!  Practice makes perfect though right?  And so I trudge on.

elana 2:12:15

Day 1: Portrait drawing of Wyatt

Day 1 of Portrait drawings.  Wyatt, from photo
Day 1 of Portrait drawings. Wyatt, from photo
Here is Day 1 of portraits.  This is done in Micron black ink on (I think) watercolor paper.  I’m using an old sketchbook that I made back in college to hold these drawings. Half way through this drawing I swore I was drawing the Grinch, but it turned around a little.  I drew this from a photo obviously.  I don’t think that I quite captured the crazy smile on his face, but eh, it’s Day 1!

Please feel free to participate in this challenge!  Post your own drawings (no original photo necessary) or send along a link to your image.  Please remember though, this is not a place to advertise your blog or website.  If you’re participating in this challenge, then link us through to the image or page where your image is located.  Thanks!