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…

Sinister Monkey?

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I just couldn't resist sketching this guy So, one of the blogs I follow posted a photo of this monkey with a subtle, yet unusual, expression recently. The monkey's expression had a slight "I'm going to take over the world" look and I knew I wanted to capture his expression in a sketch.  So, I…

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…

Chimpanzee Sketch

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Another sketch from this week... this one was a real blast to create! My original intent was for this sketch to be created with pen and ink.  However, once I completed the pencil outline I was really liking the direction the sketch was taking.  So, I decided to stick with pencil and continue to develop…