A few more Portraits via the Sktchy App
They noticed the sketches I posted, and I’ve been invited to do a live-stream on their facebook page next week (Jan 19).
If you’re on facebook, here’s the event. Stop by and say hi in the comments!
I’ve been testing out my on-air setup, doing a few small portraits (about 5×7″). These start with a linear pencil sketch, and a big washy silhouette. I hit it with the hair dryer, and lay the small details on top. Larger-to-Smaller, Lighter-to-Darker! That’s all you need to know for watercolor :)
If you tune in on the day, I have 45 minutes to do one of these start-to-finish under the camera.
The app certainly makes it easy to find inspiration. Every so often I’ll add someone to my picture queue – and last night I did these three all in a row.
I was asked what I look for in a subject – and that’s a tricky question to answer. Something about the person’s character just shows through in their photo.
Sketching Zeona, you see a very European face of course – but then the little clues, like she’s stretched her ear lobes, and has an alternative haircut (I’m guessing it’s a mohawk). Suddenly you’re making up stories about this person. I see a lot of underground bars and zine conventions somewhere like Berlin or Amsterdam.
Funny co-incidence – or maybe the Sktchy app is match-making behind the scenes? But turns out Zeona knows Stuart – one of my first Sktchy portraits. Small world on social media :)
So download the app and post you selfies! Artists everywhere are waiting for inspiration!