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RogerPf
10-21-2007, 07:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2007/16465-LD_GordonBrown__400.jpg
7 x 7 in - - - 18 x 18 cm . . . Click for Bigger Image (http://www.pbase.com/image/87565072/original)

This is my first post over here in your forum. (Waving to Chris, Jakeally). Thought I would try something different. So had a go at a pen and ink drawing of our new Prime Minister.

I am a watercolourists by inclination, the theory is that if you practice at these, ink drawings where you can't rub out then your pencil line drawings, for watercolours, get better and better. :)

I am pleased with this. Here is the ref I used. It sure shows that I want to elongate faces. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2007/16465-GordonBrown__ref_saved.jpg

MonicaB
10-21-2007, 11:12 AM
Hi Roger and welcome to our little corner of the world. :D Excellent drawing! Do you do portraits in watercolor as well?

susnfx
10-21-2007, 12:19 PM
Nicely done, Roger. You're entering deep waters with pen/ink and may find yourself veering off in all sorts of directions--stippling comes next, you know! Welcome.

Susan

RogerPf
10-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Hi Roger and welcome to our little corner of the world. :D Excellent drawing! Do you do portraits in watercolor as well?Hi Monica
Thanks for the welcome. I have done a few. The more recent ones, see the link in my sig to my blog if interested, are a bit stylized but there have been others. In watercolor what you hope for is strong light that you can follow and so create interesting abstractions. Pen and ink appears (to me as a novice) to be well suited to catching a likeness particularly of a craggy face.


You're entering deep waters with pen/ink and may find yourself veering off in all sorts of directions--stippling comes next, you know! Welcome.Hi Susan,
Oh I do hope that stippling does not get me. :) I know you know I go on about wanting to paint/draw quickly. :) The last thing I need is a slower way to work. Maybe washing the lines is a way to go for me.

I had a go at Tony Blair.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2007/16465-LD_Tony_Blair__400.jpg

Um no likeness so it looks like I'll have to practice a lot more. :)