Pen and Ink Portraits

A few more sketches!

The portraits below were sketched this past weekend.  You will find that these are not as carefully drawn as some of my previous work.  Truth is, all 3 were rushed just a bit.  I’m not sure why I think it may be somewhat due to being created on a weekend and being outside of my usual early morning zen routine.

In the end, it really doesn’t matter.  When I decided to start sketching again I promised myself that I would not overvalue my sketchbook.  I’ll allow myself the freedom to create as I see fit in the moment, and that is exactly what I am doing.  So some of my sketches may turn out a bit rough and some may be wonderful.  I think it is all part of the creative process.

Giving yourself the freedom to experiment, the freedom to create a mess, I think this will lead to greater creativity and skill.

photo jan 21, 8 42 55 pm

Once I had finished with the ink work it felt like this sketch needed a little punch of color.  A blue highlighter provided just enough color.

 

photo jan 21, 8 43 29 pm

It may be hard to see, but, I continued the blue theme here as well by using a blue highlighter on the eyes.

 

photo jan 21, 8 54 41 pm

A little blue hair and lips never hurt, Right?

 

Thanks for visiting.

Mike L.

11 thoughts

  1. I don’t think this sentence need the ‘and’…

    “some of my sketches may turn out a bit rough and some may be wonderful”

    … the fact is that many of my own roughest sketches have also been my most wonderfulist 😏

    Loosening up is a creative skill in itself.

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