I've been sketching a lot more recently and have felt some creative energies brewing that definitely makes it all a lot more enjoyable.
I'll do another sketchbook dump or two again soon—but wanted to share a pencil sketch / portrait of a friend that I just finished (and you'll find below).
My friend, fellow artist Chad Swanson (aka Valen), had shown me a photo of himself—and I loved the stern look he'd given in the pic—which is generally out of character for him—but he was playing the part of a "protective uncle" in it.
You can see additional photos of him smiling (and as a very sick man) in a blog post I wrote about him nearly dying in 2015:
July 29, 2016 Blog Post
Anywho—I axed Chad if I could take a stab at a creating a portrait of him using the photo—and he agreed and sent me a copy.
I had a lot of fun doing this sketch—working on it over several days —and just put the finishing touches on it.
Oh—and the banner across the top is Hebrew for Proverbs.
Hope you enjoy taking a look. : )
And as always—thanks for stopping by!
|Pencil Sketch: "Uncle Chad" - Copyright 2016 - Jephyr!|