Hello! My friend Gayle visited me this week, and I painted her portrait while we drank about 50 cups of tea in the space of an hour. I haven’t had a good portrait painting session in a very long time. As much as I love my black pens and Photoshop, it’s nice to ditch them every once in a while.
Now, I have a history of making beautiful people look grotesque when I bust out the paints, but I’m quite pleased with this one. I think it’s a decent likeness for a quick sketch (if you ignore the wonky eye, that is).
Gayle is an excellent model because she sits still, has nice cheekbones, and brings cake. I would happily paint her again (if she lets me).