During a month of drawing daily in August 2014, I spent some time on celebrity portraits, specifically trying to draw characters from The Kids In The Hall. I only did this one and Cabbagehead before inexplicably stopping. I should finish this series soon.
An experiment working with dark colored oil pastels, this was a drawing I did during a challenge to make something every day of August 2004.
This is an oil pastel portrait I drew of my friend Valie, sourced from a photo I took with my first digital camera, back at the turn of the millennium. I drew this as part of a challenge to draw daily during August of 2004.
An experiment with drawing every day of August 2004 plus learning how to work with oil pastels resulted in this particular piece.
I always meant to do a full series of colored pencil portraits of The Kids In The Hall. I started with Bruce McCulloch as the character Cabbagehead, and only got as far as Mark McKinney’s “I’m crushing your head!” character before I lost my way.
During August 2004 I was drawing something every day as part of a challenge. Somehow I came across a picture of Swedish actress and model Christina Lindberg and was inspired to draw her. There are many things I would do differently if I were drawing this one today, but it’s not bad for a portrait from my youth.
Part of a challenge to draw every day in August of 2004, and also part of a series of celebrity and character portraits. Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies, and Penny Lane is a great character who was also fun to draw.
Another daily drawing from August 2004, and another celebrity portrait – this time of Lauren Ambrose, best known for her character Claire Fisher from Six Feet Under.
During a challenge to draw something every day in the month of August 2014, I spent some time on celebrity portraits. I had not worked extensively with charcoal before, and didn’t do a lot of shading with this one, but I’m fairly happy with it.
They Might Be Giants are my first and oldest favorite band. I discovered them at age 10 and I have been seeing them live since age 14. In 2016, I saw them for the 17th and 18th time. In 2004, when challenged to draw something every day of August, I chose to draw the Two Johns on one of those days.