[My challenge is to draw a face from the front page of the Seattle Times from that day.]
This is not from the front page either though. I found him on A2 of today's Seattle Times. He looks like a judge in my drawing. But, he's not. He's a bad guy, or a good guy gone over the edge a little too far.
This is a semi-blind contour drawing, meaning I only looked at where my pen was going occassionally to reorient myself. I tried to keep my eyes on the contours and lines of the subject and 'feel' my way through the drawing. I find you either get very interesting results, or really really embarrassingly bad results (if you're trying to do a portrait).
My fountain pen, that I usually use, ran out of ink just right after I started. So, most of this drawing was done with a cheap black Bic pen. Then I added layers of watercolor trying to build up the darks. I was more patient this time.
This drawing was done from a photo on page A2 of the February 8, 2014 Seattle Times. It is uncredited and accompanied a story from Dade City, Florida by Associated Press.
I was looking at some wonderful sketches on UrbanSketchers today. Someone mentioned Sailor pens that have a caligraphy nib. Note to self: It sounds like something I just gotta get. Check it out.