January Portrait Challenge, Week 2
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.
By the way, dig these kinds of posts? Sign up for the free Traipsing About newsletter to level up your life around outdoor adventures, creativity, and travel.
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.