In honour of Movember, five x 5-minute sketches of facially hirsute people.
Lots more hoots on recent nights. I still haven’t seen one, but I’m happy they are hanging out. Eat some gophers please!
In honour of national Be Bald and Be Free Day, some speedy (< 5-min each) portraits of famous baldies.
On Draw With Me this morning, we spent two minutes with a single random art tool, then switched to another one. Repeat for about half an hour, or until spent. Slightly hectic, but fun!
I sketched this from the only authenticated photo of Vincent van Gogh, taken when he was 19. While he famously recorded himself in many selfie paintings, he apparently refused to sit for photographs as an adult. He didn’t even want to see photos of his family members.
He wrote to his sister Willemien on September 19, 1889, “I myself still find photographs frightful and don’t like to have any, especially not of people whom I know and love. These portraits, first, are faded more quickly than we ourselves, while the painted portrait remains for many generations. Besides, a painted portrait is a thing of feeling made with love or respect for the being represented.”
Hoping we don’t need to see any of these in our neighbourhood this fire season.
Draw With Me: always a great way to start a Thursday. In honour of Bastille Day, we drew Louise XVI.
Following along with Danny Gregory on Draw With Me this morning: a moose (Alces alces) in honour of Canada Day. And, coincidentally, another creature with a particularly large body part.