When I finished this portrait..it just didn’t feel complete
This portrait is based on a reference photo I saved over a year ago. For some reason, I just kept on skipping over it when I would search my saved images for a photo reference.
Then I began to have an interest in doing a sketch with a blue colored pencil. I’m not sure why it just appealed to me. So, I thought this would be the perfect time to dust off the neglected reference and put it to use.
To be honest, I was initially disappointed with this sketch, I felt like the proportions were off (and they are) but, that is also what prompted me to continue to experiment, and I’m glad I did. I felt like it needed something…something distinctive, unique, edgy. So, I added the tattoos.
It’s just more sketchbook experimentation really. I occasionally catch myself starting to value my sketchbook too much…like it’s something precious that can only contain “quality” work. So, I have to remind myself how that type of thinking is really a detriment to my development as an artist.
I have to remind myself…My Sketchbook = Artistic Freedom
Thanks for viewing my work. Have a great day!