A Distinguished Head

22 Apr


Here’s another of the 30 minute portrait drawings I did recently at Swansea Museum. Not easy getting a likeness and a reasonable drawing in such a short time and of course I can see everything that’s wrong with it! If I was doing a formal portrait then this would have been the first of several drawings until I got it the way I like it. The sitter is very distinguished looking and I think I captured some of that with the drawing. I used Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens into an A5 ringbound sketchbook.

I’m doing another live drawing day soon with another 7 sitters. It’s part of the ‘museum experience’ I’m doing as part of the 15 Hundred Lives collective which is on until May the 17th.

8 Responses to “A Distinguished Head”

  1. Cam (ArtbyCarmelBehan) April 24, 2015 at 09:21 #


  2. mrsdaffodil April 23, 2015 at 18:01 #

    It’s a very good portrait. I particularly like the mouth, not easy to get right with a moustache and beard. Oh, and the eyebrows are rather wonderful. You’ve definitely caught the sitter’s distinguished air.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 24, 2015 at 07:48 #

      Oh the beards I had that day! Gosh, they’re hard to do. Thanks for your lovely comments 😊

  3. jhv57 April 23, 2015 at 12:28 #


  4. allesistgut April 23, 2015 at 07:35 #

    Absoluely stunning!!! Have a lovely day! 🙂

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