I joined Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (JKPP for short) over on Flickr. In 29 words or fewer, this portrait party is a group where visual artists post some photos of themselves and then anyone in the group who feels like it, can use those photos to create portraits and post them to the group. It seems like a natural fit with the Face-A-Day project I embarked on here, so I asked to join the group. Anyone can view the portraits but posting to the group is for members only.Thanks in no small part to the efforts of the hard-working owner, the group has a bunch of talented participants who have amassed a remarkable collection of portraits.This is my first (of many, I hope) contributions to the group.This is Lynne. We were new together.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
I love old photo portraits of movie stars from back in the studio days. Some of the worlds most beautiful people photographed by really brilliant portrait artists.
I like to do studies of these photos just like I do studies of old master drawings. You can learn a lot from the masters.
I’d like to come back to this picture over time and see if my skills improve enough to really do it justice. If I get good enough, you might even recognize the young man in the portrait–or maybe not. Who watches those old black and films any more?
I finished one sketchbook and started a new one. This is a larger Hand-book Trav-e-logue sketchbook. It has nice, slightly cream colored paper–heavy, with a good tooth for drawing. But doing this sketch I learned that you don’t want to try working the paper when it’s damp (or wet in this case). The paper doesn’t hold up well and tends to rub off too easily.