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Sketching Richard Again

October 29, 2014

141019_DickBrLeft: Another black ink brush pen sketch of Dick, with Schmincke Pan Watercolor washes added with a flat Niji waterbrush. Montana Acrylic marker for background. On a 9 x 12 inch page in my Fabriano Venezia in-studo journal. Click on the image to view an enlargment.

R: What do you think?

D: It looks like me, except I look 20.

R: Well you do to me…in the right light…if you play your cards right. Wink, Wink, nudge, nudge…

It's interesting how by shortening a line a little here and a little there, age does fall off a face.

I suppose that's one reason facelifts are popular in Hollywood.

I prefer a face that owns its life, but I have to agree with Dick this is the way he looked when I met him: he was 28 and his hair was blond from gliding all summer.

It was my intention to make this an age appropriate sketch—you can see the white sideburns…

    • Lin
    • October 29, 2014
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    Thank you Roz for sharing so honestly! I have just started drawing people and portraits and this age issue happens to me all the time (apart from some other problems obviously). It usually frustrates me – but now I can tell myself that I am just like you! 😉 *huge confidence boost*

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    I just found your website and love it! I am new to sketching and very keen on learning to draw portraits; your words about liking our mistakes and seeing them as a step forward really resonates with me. I am really inspired by your art as well, it is so expressive.

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