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Graphite Drawing of Olga Kurylenko

This one was a bit of a challenge to pull back and try detail a little smaller. I liked the image and I wanted to give it a try… and when it was finished, I decided to add a little color by splashing some purple colored pencil off to the side to give it a little extra flavor. While I may still revisit Olga in a more detailed close-up drawing in the future, she saw this on social media and still liked it enough to share. 🙂 (Thanks, Olga!)

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Freehand Colored Pencil Portrait of Stana Katic

Stana is a joy to draw. I tend to keep a folder on my iPad of photos I may someday like to try to draw, and this was one that kept coming up. It turns out that I had completely forgotten that it was an image that had been requested by a potential client via my Etsy store. The client never went through with the order so I never did the drawing for them. About a year or so later, I ended up drawing it anyway. The tried reconnecting on Twitter, but I actually really liked the end result of the drawing… so it currently hangs in my home office. 🙂

It’s done in freehand colored pencil.

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Graphite Portrait of Gemma Arterton (with a hint of color)

Gemma-Arterton-copyI’ve been trying to mix it up a bit with the all-graphite portraits by adding an element of color to each one again. It seems easier to do this with pop culture-specific pieces, but it can be more challenging with a more straight forward portrait. This one of Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) was a fun one to do.

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Pencil Drawing of Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale


Every once in a while, when I’m not sure what to draw but I know I want to do something of interest, I’ll just randomly gravitate towards an image of a favorite character. I loved the James Bond reboot “Casino Royale.” It’s easily in my top 10 movies (if not at #5). I’ve drawn Eva Green as Vesper a few times, but I’ve barely been satisfied with any of them. This one – which appears to be from a deleted scene – just seemed different and interesting to me. The drawing is entirely freehand in graphite pencil on bristol paper.

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Colored Pencil Sketch of Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Skyfall” On Black Paper


09-Skyfall-Bond-Bk-Paper-Feb-28-2015I started a sketch before this one — and a new detailed pencil portrait — but put those on hold once I picked up my first-ever pad of black paper.

I keep a folder of images on my iPad of ones that I may some day like to draw. Near the top (I guess cuz it’s one of the older finds) is a black and white wallpaper from Skyfall of Daniel Craig, the name of the film, and the image of the villain on the right. I just always loved the silhouette and monochromatic look of the image. Instagram artists can be super inspiring to me too, and when I saw some work done on black paper (or white paper turned black with markers and THEN drawn on top of), I felt it was time to try this image.

I ordered the Strathmore pad of black paper and sat down to try out this one in white colored pencil (I used Faber-Castell and Prismacolor, including one of their “Verithin” ones — so three kinds of white pencils). It’s tough to blend them and erase them, but it was a fun exercise. Also, the image gives Daniel Craig a blue pupil–which I loved–so I tried to replicate that here.

Oh, and I didn’t use a single graphite pencil, which is completely unusual for me and totally out of my comfort zone!