29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 17

Alaya Art is sponsoring 29 Faces in September 2015.  Here is entry–No. 17 (of 29).


I think the antibiotic is helping me to crawl slowly out of my funk…I really enjoyed sketching this very serious lady tonight.  I’m thankful that I don’t think that she appears to be quite as “sad” some of the others!  LOL!

A little watercolor was added to accentuate her eyes and lips.   A white Uniball Signo and a white water-based Sharpie marker were used to get parts of the eyes and a few highlights just a little whiter.  I have been using them along and along in almost all my drawings to help with the eye color and a few other area highlights (lips, eyelids, etc.).  The graphite pencil sketch and light watercolor scheme is becoming one of my favorite go-to portrait medium combinations.  🙂

2 thoughts on “29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 17

  1. Good to hear that you’re feeling better!

    Yes, she doesn’t look sad, a bit tired maybe, I believe it’s because of the long lasting flu, but she seems to be recovering already.

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