I’m finally caught up! 31 portraits down and I’m back on schedule.
I listen to a lot of Andrew Bird. I never tire of his albums and his music is the kind that I could ‘live in’. So I drew his portrait in those smelly Prismacolor/Chartpak markers and a fine tip Staedtler pen. There is bleed-through on his face from the drawing on the previous page.
As I do these quick sketches, I am noticing that my natural tendency to enlarge the eyes when I draw is coming back. I tried to correct it in my drawings by being more accurate in proportions, but who cares really? It’s all about the eyes in portraiture for me anyway. It’s what I draw first when I start a portrait and it’s what connects me to the subject most strongly.