Illustration Friday Portrait

Illustration Friday Portrait
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I find portraits quite diffcult to do. When you're srawing/painting other things, you can take liberties with the "truth", but a portraits needs to look somewhat similar to the person!

So I rarely do portraits - which of course is the fastest way to not get better at them! - but this one I'm rather fond of. I did it late at night while watching an interview with this chap*.

Maybe it was the late hour, so I was a bit tired, but I seemed to be able to forget that I can't do portraits, and just paint what was there, what I was seeing in front of me.

Possibly it helped that I only used white and two blues, so I wasn't distracted by the actual colours.

Oil on canvas.

*It's Michael Palin. But if you can't tell, that's ok. ;-)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
2:18 PM