Saturday, 29 March 2008

Portrait Party Entry

Steph's (my) portrait of Amy

Amy's portrait of Steph (me)

Amy and I decided to enter a Portrait Swap. And because it's the site's first birthday they're having a bit of a competition.

Here are our entries. We decided to both work on the same pastel paper, using black and white ink pens, and 2 tones of grey brush pen. This way we worked using similar techniques, so that our drawing styles would show through when you compare the two portraits.

Here's Amy's art site in case any of you haven't visited yet. Give her loads of support (I know you will). It has taken me months to bully her into starting to draw again and her Blog is her only way of reaching out to other artists.


Susan Cornelis said...

These are amazing - the top one especially is such an original use of color and line.

Melanie Rimmer said...

Ha ha! You were both sketching each other whilst you sketched each other, weren't you? I can see that these aren't your relaxed normal faces. It's a variation on the "self portrait stare" we talked about earlier. But great work, both of you. Excellent likenesses. Your portrait party sounds so much fun.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow these are both great!

Yellow said...

Thanks Andrea. Though everyone else on the portrait exchange seems to have either a happy or a neutral expression. Amy and I both look in extreme pain in these.

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