Gorilla Portrait

Another primate portrait.  I really enjoy drawing primates, it seems there is so much thought and emotion behind their eyes.  I also find the wrinkles and patterns of their faces interesting to draw.

This portrait was finished just a few days ago.  It was created in my sketchbook using a 0.9mm mechanical pencil with 2B lead.  The black background was created using charcoal powder applied with a brush.

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Gorilla Sketch

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Back to pen & ink for this one. 

I started out sketching a Gorilla portrait, but…I’m not sure if that’s what I ended with?

I just don’t feel that I really captured the gorilla the way I intended to.  Something seems a little off to me.  Perhaps the lower portion of the face it a bit too narrow or the jawline is too square.  I’m not sure what it is…

None the less, he was fun to draw.  He kept my pen moving and my mind focused for a while.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this sketch.

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This sketch was created using Micron 005, 08, brush pen, ink wash, Gelly Roll 08 for highlights, & just a touch of color from an orange Sharpie.

 

As always, thanks for visiting!

Mike L.

Pen and Ink Gorilla Study

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I am trying to keep some momentum going since Inktober has came to an end.  I intend to keep churning out sketches on a somewhat regular basis.  The medium that I choose may vary slightly from post to post and I currently don’t have any idea what direction the subject matter may go in.  However, I do intend to keep producing work.  Participating in Inktober taught me that I needed to stop being so concerned with what I draw and just simply DRAW.  So that’s what I intend to do.

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