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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Portraits, Daily Art Outs Fill My Week

Welcome!

The first three portraits here were all done off the Sktchy App Photos (for iPhone). I don't know these folks, but I sure enjoyed drawing them.

I am using Copic markers and they are great for blending skin tones; and fun colors for backgrounds and clothing too.



This is Meral. I don't know her personally, however, I have drawn her multiple times now. She has such an expressive face for a young woman of 20.


And this is Laura. I like that all the "models" get back to me and let me know they like how I drew them. It is very reassuring.


And then of course I continue to draw at Starbucks about five days a week.


 
These ladies were enjoying glasses of wine at a live music concert we went to last weekend to hear the Old West Trio.
 

More Starbucks Stars.



I found these stickers of conversation bits at the thrift store and am having fun adding them to my art.



This was for a klass assignment to draw folks off the TV program I was watching. Whoopi Goldberg was a guest on the Van Jones show.



And then for another artist friend's challenge I was drawing with oil crayons using crazy colors blindly chosen!





Susanne Nason is a klassmate in Sketchbook Skool. She was seeing the portraits I was drawing and asked if I would draw her (again) I do believe we have drawn each other several times in the past. Susanne spends a lot of time on a sail boat and had a sunburned nose and shoulders. My Copic markers had lots of choices for pinks to give her this look. She likes it too.


Today we were once more at Starbucks and once more I used the stickers I got at the thrift store.
I also took my Copic markers to use on these.


I couldn't have said it better myself.


Actually that was a very sweet little baby. Maybe the "monster" is the phone she is on while holding him.

 
And this guy had a very scrawling face. I am sure he is a nice guy,
he just looks mad.
 
I hope you are having a good week.
If not look at lots of art
it will brighten your mood.
Wishing you a Creative Week Ahead.
 

42 comments:

  1. There has been a change in your portraits. I really like the first two. They show this change/growth in you being able to capture the essence of the person you are drawing.

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    1. Thanks so much for noticing my progress! I'm learning to use Copic markers too Also part of my growing as an artist!

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  2. Wow Lynn I am so impressed with your art. It gets better each week. I know nothing of the process of digi art but I sure like how your create yours.

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    1. Not sure why you and some others think my art is digital! None of it is! All done on paper with pens and markers!!! Glad you like it.

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  3. The stickers are hilarious! And somehow they seem to go with each illustration lol

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  4. You always brighten my day with your witty comments and fun drawings!

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  5. I love these - especially Meral <3 Hilarious - thank you for a broad morning smile!

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  6. You are so talented with your expressive portraits. Love all three. And your stickers are so amusing with your words. Thanks for a big smile 😁
    Have a great week ahead ❤

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  7. Hello Lynn, you've such a fun way of observing life through your art. Great colours too. No wonder your friends love you to draw them! Cheers now :D)

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    1. Thank you Sue! I'm glad you see it this way!

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  8. Wow, your portraits just keep getting better and better and I thought they were great to begin with. Love the chuckles today. Happy PPF

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  9. Beautiful portraits, love your work in colour and those copic markers look fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Christine! I'm loving using them! The Copics!

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  10. They are all wonderful ~ my favorites thought are still your coffee shop sketches ~ you capture the essence of people so well ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. So glad the coffee people still have their fans! 😊😍

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  11. Great work! LOVE Meral and Laura!

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  12. Luv the stories you tell by your sketching
    Have a creative weekend

    Much love...

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  13. I love, love, love the 3 portraits. Wow, your skin tones look so real!

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  14. LOVE those portraits! So cool and such a great style!

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  15. The portraits you are doing from the sktchy app are just blowing me away. They are so good. How long does each one take you and how large are you doing them? Bravo, Lynn!!

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    1. Joan I spent 56 minutes on one tonight but it was one I made a gazillion mistakes and corrections on! It certainly did not flow as they usually do! I talk about suze and paper in next comment down.

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  16. Joan thank you so much! The Portraits are done in a 8.5" x 10.5" Piccadilly art journal I got at Barnes & Noble for $7.98! 120 gsm acid free paper. Great for drawing and fine for the Copic markers too. They do bleed so I keep an extra page between it and the next page! I am not sure how long they take. I'll try keeping an eye on time on my next one. I'm definitely working slower than I do on my cafe people drawings.

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    1. Thanks for both answers, Lynn. Since these are actual portraits I was just wondering how much extra time you spent on them. You are doing a great job on the skin tones and shading. They are so good. Keep up the great work!

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  17. All so fabulous Lynn!! I love that you got Whoopis stance on the chair perfectly. She always sits like that, you nailed it!! LOVE Van Jones!! Love Susanne's portrait too!!
    Wonderful work!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I wasn't aware that was Whoopi's typical pose, thanks for that tid bit of information ! Glad you like them! Hugs!

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  18. Wow, so much cool stuff! I particularly love the line style and color in the portraits!

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    1. So glad you do, Cindy, thanks for telling me!

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  19. Another great batch of expressive faces, Lynn.

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!