Portrait Practice August 1st to 12th 2018

Watercolor portrait painting from 2.5 hour live sitter session.

Life portrait study in crayon. Drawn during a live filming of Figure It Out, a program on a Portland, Maine community network television.

Life portrait study in crayon. Drawn during a live filming of Figure It Out, a program on a Portland, Maine community network television.

25 minute watercolor sketch of a thinking woman

45 minute watercolor painting of a woman with a daisy.

Watercolor portrait painting from 2.5 hour live sitter session.

Weekly Sketches July 2-8 2018

My favorite sketches from this last week.

12 Minute Portrait Sketches

 

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper

2.5 Portrait Painting From Live Models

It’s hard enough capturing one model in watercolor in only 2.5 hours. Having two models is delightfully challenging!

Watercolor Portrait Sketch
11×17 Watercolor on Paper

Sketches From 06/25 To 07/01 2018

My favorite sketches from last week.

12 Minute Portrait Sketches of Fellow Artists

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Newsprint
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Newsprint
12 Minute Sketches Of 4 Portraits
18×24 Crayon on Newsprint

2.5 Hour Portrait Painting From Live Subject

Portrait Painting From Live Subject
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Weekly Sketches And Portrait Practice Jun 18-24 2018

My favorite sketches from the previous week.

12 Minute Portrait Sketch From Artists Drawing Artists Group

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper

Figure Drawing From “Figure It Out” TV Show

There is a monthly Public Access TV Show in Portland, Maine called “Figure It Out.” I have been invited to take part in a few episodes where a host interviews each artist as they draw live models.

Figure Drawing Sketch with Two Models
11×17 Crayon on Paper

Portrait Practice Portfolio Piece

This wasn’t really a sketch, but a portrait practice piece for my portfolio.

Portrait Portfolio Piece
12×16 Watercolor Crayon on Board

2.5 Hour Painting From Live-Sitter Portrait Group

Portrait Painting From Life
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Weekly Sketches June 11-17 2018

More portrait sketches from the previous week.

30 Minute Portrait Sketch From Live Model

This portrait was done in Portland, Maine’s Congress Square Park which has an Art In The Park day every other Tuesday during the Summer.

Portrait Sketch Of Woman In the Park
11×17 Crayon on Paper

12 Minute Portrait Sketches From My Artist Drawing Artist Group

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper

2.5 Painting From Live Model Portrait Group

Portrait Painting From Life
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Weekly Portrait Sketches Jun 04-10 2018

As a practicing artist, I do a lot of sketching, especially portrait sketches. It was my intention with this blog to post sketches as I go, but that got a little overwhelming and I fell behind. So instead I am going to post my my favorite sketches on a weekly basis and see how that goes.

I try to sketch every day, but sometimes life just gets too busy. Fortunately I’m part of a three weekly drawing groups so that keeps me sketching at least three times a week. This week’s sketches come from those groups.

12 Minute Portrait Sketches From My Artists Drawing Artists Group

Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper
Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper
Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper
Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper

25 Minute Drawing From My Figure Drawing Group

Figure Drawing Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Newsprint

2.5 Hour Painting From My Live-Sitter Portrait Group

Portrait Painting From Life
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

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.