Steve Kidd Art

100 portraits project, numbers 10-15 🤡

Some of these went better than others. Just doing some sketchy ones to make a start and warm up the brushes.
If you’re thinking they’re a bit shoddy don’t worry, I will also be doing the week long ‘proper’ ones as well.
However, quick rough sketches still have a certain charm I think.

0 thoughts on “100 portraits project, numbers 10-15 🤡

    1. stevekiddart Post author

      Thanks Meg, it’s strange but it’s actually quite a good thing to try out. I think once you understand that the marks you’re making are instantly permanent then you tend to be less precious about getting it right, as a result it seems to ‘flow’ better.
      Hard to describe but I’d suggest giving it a go. I use a Pentel brushpen and it’s extremely sensitive. Any slight wobble is amplified, but occasionally the magic happens and it fills in the shape better than you expected. That’s when you’re winning 😁

      1. Meg

        A brush pen …. ok, maybe I’ll give it a try. I’ve only drawn with regular ballpoint pen previously. With mixed results. My Philadelphia skyline is probably the best attempt. Thank you for being so encouraging!

    1. stevekiddart Post author

      Thank you, the colours are a bit random at the moment. Partially because I’m being lazy and just using up what I’ve left in the palette from previous painting. Just be thankful I didn’t have much blue left over or you’d be looking at Smurfs 🤡

  1. Norma

    They look good Steve. 🙂
    I’ve to try this brush pen. And I agree there is a kind of charm to quick sketching. Never done that as well but would be trying. I think more than trying you just feel the need to do it and start doing it without being bothered about the perfect shape or form of the subject.

    1. stevekiddart Post author

      You’ve hit the nail on the head there!!
      Yes, give the brushpen a try, the closest I’ve tried before was a Chinese brush dipping into ink. This is a million times more handy and being pen like a bit more controllable.

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