Been a busy music weekend, with a show for a new band on Saturday night (and lots of preparatory work the previous two afternoons), an extended practice session with another band on Sunday afternoon, and my fingertips are really feeling it today. But back to the drawing board on Monday morning, and I finished up an illustration for US Catholic in the morning (below).
I also found a little time in the afternoon to work on another of my ongoing ‘friend of a friend’ portrait series illustrations. With this one, I specifically wanted to avoid sticking too closely to the photo reference, so I worked freehand on a practice sketch, and then used the sketch as my source material. (this one was of Cole, a local musician who I met this summer when we shared a bill at an outdoor festival). I still tend to lean toward caricature when I try this approach, but I may continue working in this method for the next few I attempt just to push the boundaries a little further.