Category Archives: Portrait

Quiet time at the library

Quiet sketches at the library Continue reading

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Magical Leg Splints

Sketching my everyday. Continue reading

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Drawing Crowe, telling jokes

A photon walks into a hotel. The guy at the front desk says, “Welcome! Can we help you with your luggage?” The photon says, “No thanks, I’m traveling light.” Continue reading

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A quick approach to mixing skintones

Every so often I get asked what colors I use to mix skintones. And my first response is “It depends on the skintone and the light”. While that’s true, there still is a loose color-mixing strategy I start with, and … Continue reading

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Portraits for a Fundraiser

Every year, my kid’s elementary school has a fundraiser and I paint little portraits to raise money for school. It’s 3 minute portraits at 5 dollars a portrait. Today I painted 40 of them in 4 hours. Here are some photos from the … Continue reading

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Small moments from a big wedding: The Mehendi ceremony

I was recently at a family wedding. A very big family wedding. My sketches don’t capture the huge festivities, the pomp and splendor, the crowds of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people who attended the four days of festivities. What I have instead are little vignettes, mostly … Continue reading

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Flattering Portraits

Flattering portraits is not my forte. Which might explain why my family doesn’t really want me to draw them. But I draw them anyways: Sleeping, eating, doing their homework: anytime when I think I have a captive audience. These are quick little vignettes, … Continue reading

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