Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Old Man Faces, Pencils, and Watercolors

The bic pen got put aside today - just a rest, not a permanent retirement - and I returned to roots of old: pencils and watercolors.

These two mediums are classic and will always be there for you, even in rough times.
You may notice this man looks vaguely similar to a certain Top Gear presenter.  (You would be correct.)  I was doodling this morning while watching an episode and, what can  I say? His wrinkles were fascinating.

I'm not particularly happy with it, but it is what it is.  I couldn't do too much with the watercolors since I was working on ordinary cheap paper (any more water on that and it would have tore right apart).  Next time I'll start right on watercolor paper. :)

In other news, I'm going to start doing prompts for illustration friday! ~>
It seems like a fabulous way to keep up the drawing and to create finished pieces instead simply doodles, which I suffer chronically from.