Three Portraits

I decided to frame my portraits (see previous posts) to put in an art show. These three portraits are all copic drawings I did over the summer after buying a pack of markers specifically for colouring skin. Since the frame had 3 slots and the first of the portraits I did didn’t match the rest, I had to draw a third portrait to match. I made her wear yellow since the first two were red and blue (primary colours). She didn’t take as long to draw as the first two (she took me about 1-2 hours to complete). If I had more time I would have done a different one for the middle blue portrait since it is much smaller than the other two. However, I really liked that portrait so I kept it in.

I think my portraits turned out well and I’m excited to see if they will be accepted into the art show.

Here is my artist statement:

I started this series of portraits over the summer to improve my portraiture using alcohol-based markers. The very first portrait I completed I did not display since I used ink pens to outline the portrait. I drew the red portrait after that and while I was drawing it I bought a set of skin tone pigment markers so I could create shape without having to use pen. This portrait is of my cousin; a subject matter I draw and paint frequently. The second portrait I drew was the blue portrait. This was my first time experimenting with different skin tones since I now had the colours to do so. This portrait took me the longest to complete but I think it is my most successful portrait. The third portrait I drew was the yellow portrait. For this portrait I continued to experiment to create different skin tones and create shape. This portrait took the shortest amount of time to complete but it is also one I am proud of.

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