In 2021 I drew a lot of sketches of actor Alun Armstrong. Many were sketches in my journals. It was a project I did—#MarchIsSketchAlunArmstrongMonth.
As I go through and work on rebuilding my digital archive it’s fun to come across these sketches and be reminded of the fun of trying to decipher this actor’s face.
Have you worked monochromatically lately? with ink wash? with two complementary watercolors that let you work monochromatically because of the neutral they make (skewing it to warm or cool as needed while you work)?
It’s always a fun exercise to escape the tyranny of local color for monochromatic values.
(The pink in the background is a Montana Acrylic Marker.)