This week I finished a paper cut which I can’t share with you, just in case the new owner sees it before they are given it.
I’ve also started a portrait which I can’t show for the same reason, so I haven’t got a lot to fill today’s blog!
I can share this little project though. It’s for BBC One’s ‘Little Painting Challenge‘ for which artists submit postcard sized pieces of art to be in with a chance of winning £500 of art supplies. 1,000 of the best entries will be exhibited in the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester (a little far for me to visit, but it would be cool nonetheless!).
As I’m enjoying drawing these miniature portraits at the moment, I’ve decided to incorporate them into my entry. I’m not entirely sure how it’ll look in the end, but I’m envisaging five portraits, of which Richard Branson is the first.
He’s not finished yet, but nearly there.
The subject for this week’s miniature portrait for my 52 faces challenge is Hugh Laurie (thank you Alexandra from Blue Chair Diary Illustrations for the suggestion). I’ve now got a little list of people to draw thanks to suggestions on my Facebook page, which is good as I was running out of inspiration!
I’m a little short of female subjects though (due to lots of hunky actors being suggested!), so if anyone has any ideas for ladies to draw, they would be most welcome!
That’s it peeps, have a great week!
PS. I have just discovered an AMAZING artist, Nicolas V. Sanchez who uses ballpoint pen to create incredible portraits. I recommend taking a look at his work! I’ve linked to the ‘ink’ page of his website here, but take a look around as he’s also a great painter.