Wednesday, February 05, 2014

29 FACES - DAY 5

[My challenge is to draw a face from the front page of the Seattle Times from that day.]

Like I said, I live in Seattle.  Other big news today is the new CEO of Microsoft.  His picture was on the front page today.  

This is a pen and ink drawing, kind of a little semi-blind, colored with Derwent watercolor pencils which I did not apply water to.  I discovered that unlike regular colored pencils, these don't like to many layers of color.  After I had gotten the skin color sort of like I wanted I was reluctant to add water for fear of ruining it, so I didn't.  (I don't like it as well as the watercolor ones though).

This was drawn from a photo on the front page of the Seattle Times February 5, 2014.  It was credited with Microsoft.


  1. I like this series! ♥

  2. I like the watercolor ones better too, but I still think this is great. There's a lot of character here.

    And, just to let you know, I'm stealing your idea of doing a drawing each day from the paper, because it's such a GREAT idea!

  3. Just great! Really like your style.

  4. What a great character!

  5. You did great ! I have done a few pieces with watercolor pencil, mostly fruits and I have done all the shading before I wet and I wet from the lightest to the darkest and I keep the brush rinsed with clean water to keep from contaminating the work. Will have to try a face.

    1. Thanks for the tips Marilyn, I'll try that. I always want to do the darks first, even when I know I shouldn't! It's a constant battle.
      Thanks everyone for the nice comments.