Tag Archives: Photo Reference

May 20

Natty

Her understated natural beauty is the perfect complement to Prada’s natty coat and a whimsical hat, which were featured on the cover of a New York Times fashion insert. Tomorrow is my third work trip to southern Oregon this year. It was during the 2nd that I started this – months ago. I have a […]

August 29

Sohyun

So long Sohyun. The third and final portrait from my spring copy of The Gentlewoman magazine is complete. I’ve taken a set of @Sktchyapp Procreate courses from Lisa Filion (aka the Pixel Princess) as well as a the Creative Bug portrait-a-day tutorial challenge by Charlotte @blueshineart. Their tools, tips, and techniques are all under exploration […]

August 07

Smith

Steven Smith lead a remarkable life by any standard, but especially by the standard of tea lovers. He co-founded Stash, Tazo, and the eponymous Steven Smith Teamaker brand of teas. I remember reading his obituary three years ago and thinking wow, a) gone too soon – 65 felt young for someone who has done so […]

June 02

Olympian

Simone is my second portrait experiment in Procreate, and also from an editorial feature in The Gentlewoman magazine I used for the Rodarte sister I posted. I experimented with several layers and am getting the hang of being in the right one and how to choose when to add a new layer, but this small […]

January 21

Long (right) Legged Lady

This is my first homework assignment that is for posting to the online critique gallery. In spite of all my usual proportion and scale issues, I feel good about this drawing. It’s the most complex drawing I’ve done. Usually when things aren’t  working out because of a sorry foundation, and I’ve over-committed and don’t have […]