Category: Drawing

pastel portrait of a young girl

Iris – Pastel Portrait of a Young Girl

  Iris, 6 years old, is the youngest of three. Bright, determined, confident, mischievous and with a wonderful mop of hair. I had drawn Gus’ and Honor’s portraits 5 and 3 years ago, respectively, when they were both 6. So their pastel portraits came back with Iris so that I could have them with me while […]

Paper crumpled ready for drawing

How to Improve your Portrait Drawing Skills

  ‘Why Don’t My Portraits Look Like the Sitter?’ This is a familiar cry from my workshops. Everything is more or less in the right place but yet the likeness continues to elude. The answer is that the difference between a good likeness and no likeness lies in the precision of the angles.   The Problem […]

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