Here are some sketches I made of my girlfriends! I dug into some pastels and charcoal to work in with my normal pen and marker sketching style.
Lots of portraits have been happing. Originally I started making them as practice for a piece I am doing for a friend, but I've been getting into them a lot more than I imagined. I'm having a lot of fun working the oil pastels in with the paint and searching for a rhythmic balance back and forth between them. This portrait above kinda looks like there is a swollen mouth situation going on, but I think I'm over it. I suspect that my precision in portraiture will increase with more practice. While I do care a lot about the growth of that precision, I am equally as invested in the compositional quality of each piece. I want to add another sentence here figuring out that equation and what it means for my paintings, but this is all very new work for me and I am still working on those answers.
Been getting outside a bit too: