My January portrait challenge continues! I know it was tough to wait an entire week to see who I’d draw next, but your wait ends now! Portrait party time. (Check out the first round here.)
I still haven’t made the time to actually study how to draw portraits. I’m just diving in. However, I’m finding that my eye for proportion is developing from just 30 minutes a night.
My focus this week was shading and blending. If I say so myself, there’s some improvement happening.
Still so many things I notice I’m messing up, but 1) I don’t want to spend hours a day on this and 2) I want as many repetitions as possible, not perfection.
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In order, these portrait subjects are:
- Ernesto Nazareth – Brazilian composer from 19th century and a fine handlebar mustache wearer.
- Alexis Ffrench – contemporary British composer and pianist.
- Tom Jobim – Brazilian bossa nova composer (can you tell I have a Brazilian piano teacher?)
- Florian Christl – contemporary German composer and pianist. Love his song Vivaldi Variation!
- Clara Schumann – brilliant 19th century pianist and composer.
- Víkingur Ólafsson – contemporary Icelandic pianist with SKILLZ. His interpretations of songs are fabulous (check Bach’s Prelude in G Major out.)
- Claude Debussy – Impressionist French composer with a strong mustache game, but weird shaped head.