Thursday, February 23, 2006
Portrait of Paul for his birthday 23rd Feb 2006
This is Paul's portrait that I drew for his birthday today. Again it was drawn from a photo, as I wanted it to be a surprise.
After his initial shock at seeing it and his comment that I made him look like an intense mental patient, he said he thought it was a good drawing, one of those portraits that someone does of you that's so true, it's scary. I guess that's good?
Using marker pens gave it a no-going back factor to it that made drawing it a lot more risky, when I made a mark I hadn't quite intended or wished I hadn't, I just had to keep on going and somehow make it work. I kind of enjoyed that. It's the best likeness of him so far anyway, out of the three portraits I've done of him. Next, I want to try drawing him from life and see how that turns out. In the meantime, Happy Birthday Paul!