Tag Archives: colored pencil

portrait #3: “muzzle”

“Muzzle”, 15″ x 15″, black carbon & colored pencil

Portrayed here is my alter-ego; the woodworker- my daytime persona.

I’m thankful for having work, but one day I would really like to hang up the mask and reveal my true identity.

Cheers,

artboy68

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portrait 101: Dianna and Paige

Dianna and Paige, coloured pencil, 4" x 5 1/4"

This portrait was by special request;

“I have a (my only) daughter who is about to become a married lady this summer in Austin and then move to Seattle and I would love a sketch of us together when she was a baby and I was a young lady. I have the photo and it would warm my heart if you will sketch it. I would like to give it to my husband on the day she marries. Dianna”

Cheers, Dianna. Congratulations to your baby girl.

artboy68

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95, beautiful nubienne

Risée Chaderton, coloured pencil, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

It’s easy to make a beautiful drawing from a beautiful photograph. All credit goes to Risée Chaderton.

Visit Risée Chaderton’s blog, eyeonevisuals, to see her incredible photography work; a wide range of subjects, all stunning- it seems Ms. Chaderton cannot miss! Visit her facebook page too… I think there is a murmer of a book coming out?

This is portrait 95 of 100.

Thanks for visiting, leave a comment!

artboy68

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portrait 93 Erin Forsyth

Erin Forsyth, graphite & coloured pencil, 3 1/2" x 4 3/8"

Erin’s profile states:

“I am a practicing multi-disciplinary artist and commercial illustrator. I am the current cultural genealogy mapping intern for The Depot in Auckland New Zealand and a director of both Method and Manners studios and The Busy Nice which I operate with my sister Leah.” 

I just went to her blog, Artist Erin Forsythfor the first time, and I said to myself, “Holy crap why haven’t I been here before-?” In other words, I find her work absolutely impressive. The Busy Nice is a creative agency which she shares with her good friend and sister, Leah. It too, is a fascinating project. Make sure you check them both out.

Even though this is one of the largest drawings yet, I think this is the smallest face- but I really wanted to play with the glass reflections in the background. And despite the seemingly dark imagery, after visiting Erin’s blogs she seems to me to be an amazingly colourful person. Nicely done, Erin!

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand Erin Forsyth is a believer in creative thought and creative application.
Erin has been director of shared studio space Method and Manners and curatorial projects based company The Busy Nice since 2009. She is also the former arts editor for The New Order Magazine and has worked prolifically as a freelance curator and illustrator for over a decade.
Erin’s clients include Insight and Workshop Clothing, Children of Vision and Public Gallery. She has exhibited at the Nine Lives Gallery (Brisbane, QLD), The National Grid Gallery (Sydney, NSW), Rancho Notorious (Melbourne, VIC), Ambush Gallery (Sydney, NSW) and The Basement Theatre (Auckland, NZ) in the past six months alone.
Her candidly dark illustrations and paintings have featured in local and international publications such as Lurve, Pulp, Yen and Black magazines.

This is portrait 93 of 100.

The draw for the 100th portrait took place this morning…. thank you to 109 participants! The final portrait (acrylic painting) will be revealed on Feb. 24.

To see other portraits done by me, go here: https://artboy68project.wordpress.com/

Thanks for visiting, leave a comment!

artboy68

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portrait 92: C M Rawlins

Constance Mueller Rawlins. coloured pencil, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

C M is a certified public accountant in Louisville Kentucky. Alas, not to judge a ledger by it’s cover, she is a somewhat philosophical CPA, with two blogs; one of the enlightened persuasion:  http://cmrawlins.wordpress.com/, and one filled with very valuable and practical resources for business, http://livingwithinyourharvest.wordpress.com/.  Thank you for sharing the wealth!

This is portrait 92 of 100.

The draw for the 100th portrait is tomorrow, on Feb. 15th. If you haven’t yet, check the link: https://artboy68project.wordpress.com/for-number-100-acrylic-painting-enter-here/ . Enter even if I’ve drawn you before! I will be posting a video of the draw here on the blog tomorrow, (to keep me honest).

To see other portraits done by me click here.

Please leave a comment!

And happy Valentine’s Day!

artboy68

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91 Pat Henzy’s wall of horror

Pat Henzy, coloured pencil, 2 3/16" x 5 1/8"

“Pat Henzy is a freelance illustrator living in the beautiful suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. His influences include skateboarding, punk rock, tattoos, horror movies, video games and all the games/toys/cartoons from his childhood. He loves his wife and his dog, Elvis. He is available for any illustration projects, small or large. He has been featured on websites such as Retrojunk.com, Skulladay.com, Creaturemag.com, Capcom-unity.com and Corneredblog.blogspot.com. He is a regular contributor over at Illustrationfriday.com. He is also the featured artist for the Poogletsauce video game website. His artwork generally features bold black lines and is always professional and clean. All in all Pat is just a super nice guy who loves to draw just about any and everything.” (From Pat’s about page)

Check out Pat’s site, TheCrayonWar.com, or his daily blog, penandmarker.wordpress.com.  You can also see his original video game artwork on poogletsauce.wordpress.com.  He does really great work!

This is portrait 91 of 100….

The draw for the 100th portrait is in 2 days, on Feb. 15th. If you haven’t yet, check the link: https://artboy68project.wordpress.com/for-number-100-acrylic-painting-enter-here/ . Enter even if I’ve drawn you before!

To see other portraits done by me click here.

Please leave a comment!

And thanks for visiting-

artboy68

 

 

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87 Mr O; searching for refuge

Mr O., prismacolor, 5 1/8" x 5 1/8"

This is a special portrait by special request; there is a remarkable story unfolding over at the blog Love Versus Goliath, and this image shows the main character of that story in front of the actual fence that he was detained behind in Australia while fighting for asylum.

This is a concept drawing for a potential book cover; head over to http://teamoyeniyi.com/ to find out more.

This is portrait number 87 of 100.

There will be a draw for the 100th portrait, which will be an acrylic painting, on Feb. 15th. Check the link: https://artboy68project.wordpress.com/for-number-100-acrylic-painting-enter-here/ . Enter even if I’ve drawn you before!

To see other portraits done by me click here.

Thanks for visiting!

artboy68

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65 girl in the hat

Anna Fonté (Girl In the Hat) coloured pencil, 2 3/8" x 3 1/8"

Anna is an extraordinary writer.  She says that if the things she writes could speak, they’d scream, “Look at me!”  I agree. Her latest post, Dirty Parts (Revised) is a poignant portrayal of a father and daughter, once estranged, now flung together and struggling to make sense of it; a depiction of life in the most real sense, and one hell of a good read.

Follow her blog at Girl In The Hat.

This is portrait 65 out of 100.

Go here to see my other portraits, or learn more about this project.

To enter to win the 100th portrait (acrylic painting) even if I’ve drawn you before, go here

Thanks for visiting!

artboy68

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63 a great sense of humour- and perfect colour vision

Rebecca-Jayne Ollerton coloured pencil, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

I just visited Rebecca’s blog now and had a good belly laugh- her quirky illustrations and witty narratives are a great way to start the day!  Check out her blog, DetrimentallyDisgruntled, and see for yourself!

Thanks Rebecca!

This is portrait 63 of 100.  I’m beginning to think about the rest of my life…

Go here to see my other portraits, or learn more about this project.

To enter to win the 100th portrait (acrylic painting) even if I’ve drawn you before, go here

Thanks for visiting!

artboy68

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61 i didn’t know she’s a time traveller too

Jeanette Kramer, coloured pencil, 2 3/8" x 2 7/16"

Jeanette’s Twitter profile reads as: time traveler, photography geek, study abroad expert.  I’ve checked it out, but I’m still not sure about the whole time travel thing…

See for yourself and follow @jeanettekramer or check out her awesome photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/justjeanette/.  She also lists a very resourceful website on working and studying abroad, http://latitudetravel.ca/.

This is portrait 61 of 100.

Go here to see my other portraits, or learn more about this project.

To enter to win the 100th portrait (acrylic painting) even if I’ve drawn you before, go here

Thanks for visiting- please leave a comment!

artboy68

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