A bit of a departure. I’m not very good at “portraiture” or people, but I try, every once in a while. This is a sketch of Che Guevera, for a friend, from the famous Alberto Korda shot. While looking up good images to work from I discovered the original photograph, uncropped; in it, Che is leaning a little to his right, and the effect is one of casualness, or “ease”… amazing – tilt the portrait about 5 degrees (as it is always portrayed) and it morphs into pained nobility… :-D
First pencil sketch I’ve done in a while… a little muddy… too much HB, too little 4H…!
Another lash at sketching on the Wacom. This is less “sketch” and more drafting as I used the “ellipse plotting” tools pretty extensively here given the fact it’s a side view. Again, had intended this to be a quick sketch and then went and spent hours on it. Need to loosen up a bit… still reasonably happy with the result. Like the white on black – it’s always a good look.
Another go at getting used to the Wacom interface. I’m generally pleased with the way that this one came out, but would like to “clean these up a bit; that is, rely less on the “sketchiness” and achieve a more “rendered” finish…
Another sketch from the Wacom tablet. Still a little shakier than I would like, and I’m still having a little trouble getting used to the parallax issue – but I’m much happier with this than the Datsun…!
A little later than I wanted, but I will use the excuse that our preparations for moving are taking up a great deal of time…
20 years. Hard to believe.
This is a painting I did sometime ago – 2002 I think. I’d been planning to do another, but life keeps getting in the way. A sad anniversary.