drawing – portrait exchange with Jonathan Pryce

blog friends,drawing,live drawing — Danielle on August 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

My friend Jonathan, who is the keen eye behind Another Garçon and 100 Beards, 100 days, offered me a portrait exchange. Jonathan is brilliant at bringing out the best in his subjects, even camera-shy ones like me. Thank you Jonathan!

I just did some loose sketches from imagination using markers, and it turns out these gamine models inhabit my subconscious.

This portrait of Jonathan is the result of a loose sketch thrown down over a couple pints in Shoreditch, which I then took back to the studio and refined. I have impostor syndrome when it comes to portraits – I tend to do idealizations not likenesses. Jonathan has fine features and such sharp eyes, I think I managed to capture a fair approximation.

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    7 Comments »

    1. great lines and great washes and your two models are super cool!

      Comment by evelyn rowland — August 2 2012 @ 1:30 pm
    2. I love both portraits. Danielle, you look gorgeous! Nice glasses and blazer!

      Comment by Tiff — August 2 2012 @ 2:44 pm
    3. Thanks Evelyn & Tiff!

      Comment by Danielle — August 7 2012 @ 12:22 pm
    4. The portrait of Jonathon is amazing! I LOVE it!

      Comment by Queen Bee of Beverly Hills — August 9 2012 @ 9:58 pm
    5. The first photo of you has the most adorable touch of 80s — the glasses, blazer, Melanie Griffith raked-through hair — but actually chic, which is tres hard to do! Your style has really evolved so marvelously.

      Comment by Rachel — August 13 2012 @ 8:10 am
    6. I love it when you do on-the-spot/loose sketches, it has a real earthy feel to it <3.

      Comment by Kimberly — August 18 2012 @ 8:41 pm
    7. You have a great illustrative style! And I love the portraits, you look great!

      Comment by Sarah — August 24 2012 @ 4:04 am

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