Portrait Sketch

By Robert James

Pencil, Goauche, Ink, 5" x 8"

Pencil, Goauche, Ink, 5″ x 8″

This drawing is PITT artist pens over gouache, on top of penciled notes.  The initial line drawing is in sanguine and the white highlights are a gel rollerball.

I borrowed a technique I saw Don Colley use at a Faber Castell demonstration where he inks up his thumb with the PITT brush pen and then prints it into the drawing as a quick and easy way to add subtle texture and variation.  Here I used it mainly in the hair.  It’s dirty and fun.

  1. Love this! Cool technique and very expressive.

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