12 Minute Portraits of Other Artist

A couple years ago I joined a drawing group here in Portland, Maine called Artists Drawing Artists. Every Tuesday a group of us get together at a local studio and sit for each other for  12 minutes.

portrait sketches

It’s a great way to practice getting the important features down without having the time to fret over details or make corrections.

This set of sketches was done back in February.

The Gravity Sessions Pen and Ink Sketches

Pen and Ink Sketch of Band

I love sketching live musicians. I can’t get too precious about a likeness because they are constantly moving, and usually I’m drawing in the dark.

When I sketch live musicians I try to concentrate more on composition and relationships between the band members.

These sketches were done during The Gravity Sessions, a visual, spoken word, and musical performance at the Apohadian Theater in Portland, Maine.

Sketching Faces In A Crowd

I love sketching faces in a crowd. Especially at events where large groups are mingling such as conferences and networking events. It’s great practice trying to capture a face in just a few fleeting moments while people are moving and talking and generally not staying still.

This sketch is made up of faces at a Wedding Professionals conference in Portland, Maine in 2017. I was invited by the coordinator of the event because she saw me sketching faces at another conference and wanted me to do the same for hers.