Gringovitch: 2010.06.27, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Brushes App on my iPod Touch
<=15 minutes
From imagination (and previously seen photos!)

Wainting on the commuter train – trying out the new Brushes brushes and as usual a face emerged – only this time it was Dan’s face. Go figure.

Dan Harris/Gringovitch’s photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/40980861@N02/

"Reference" photo: www.flickr.com/photos/40980861@N02/4471613844/

Sue Hodnett 2010.06.26, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Quill App on my iPod Touch
Freehand from a photo
15-3o minutes

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s portrait is of British painter Sue Hodnett. She makes fabulous, energetic. color-filled paintings that are so loose and splashy it’s hard to imagine they can be anything but abstracts. Yet her control of this seeming chaos is so great that she creates wonderful landscapes, cityscapes, garden scenes and portraits of people and sculptures with unmistakable likenesses.

It seems a little odd to have drawn her so clean-edged, when in my mind’s eye she has as much splash as her paintings – I’ll have to dive back in for a looser one.

You can see Sue’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/43843677@N06/

And website: www.suehodnett.co.uk/www.suehodnett.co.uk/Welcome.html

Photos of Sue and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762370774…

Julia Kay &amp; sculpture portrait for her portrait party 19/04/10We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Here is Sue’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/

Quill App on my iPod Touch
5-30 minutes
freehand from a photo

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is American (I think!) Cheryl Grayum, known as cowgirl111 on flickr. I love the vibrant colors and easy sway of her figures, portraits and scenes, whether in oil, watercolor or pixels.

You can see Cheryl’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/cowgirl111/

Photos of Cheryl and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762391546…

Julia Kay for jkppWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Below is Cheryl’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/

Mike Ryon 2010.06.22, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Quill app on my iPod Touch
30-45 minutes
Freehand from a photo.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is American Mike Ryon, known as flynryon on flickr. He makes wonderfully layered and textured drawings on his iPhone and it was his PaintBook App pieces built up from layers of semi-tansparent shapes, that inspired me to start fooling around with a similar technique in Quill, leading to pieces such as this portrait of Mike.

You can see Mike’s artwork on his flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/44812980@N06/
and on his website: www.fingerpainted.it/

Photos of Mike and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762375289…

Julia Kay For JKPPWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Here is Mike’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/



Marga Emerges 2010.06.22, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Typedrawing App on my iPod Touch
Two sessions, ~45 minutes total.
Freehand from a photo.

Reference photo: www.flickr.com/photos/margaperez/4674177449/in/set-721576…

Marga Perez’ great artwork: www.flickr.com/photos/margaperez/

Cut paper.
14 X 10.5 inches.
Directly from a Quill App drawing which was freehand from a photo…
Four sessions at a few hours each… 12-15 hours total.

Special thanks to JMT_Artist ( www.flickr.com/photos/jmt_artist/ ) who dropped in on my image stream and commented on one of my Quill pieces "have you thought about doing these in 3d with wire and perspex." I’m not really set up for cutting perspex but the comment got me thinking about what I could cut them out of and the relationship between the Quill pieces and my papercuts in general. Later I found out a friend of a friend works at a laser-cutting place so maybe there will be some perspex eventually… Anyway, thank you John Michael Taylor!

And of course thank you to Herman for loaning his visage, more or less. You can see Herman’s fantastic artwork on his flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/hermanschildert/

Photos of Herman and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762373025…

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 150 artists drawing each other! If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/

Julie Johnson 2010.06.18, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Typedrawing 2.1 App on my iPod Touch
Freehand from a photo
15-30 minutes.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is American Julie Johnson. I love her strong, vivid watercolors, and detailed line drawings of people, places and things.

You can see Julie’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/spiritofdrawing/
And website: www.juliejohnsonart.com/

Photos of Julie and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762386780…

Julia KayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 250 artists drawing each other! Here is Julie’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/

Cut paper.
14 X 10.5 inches.
Directly from a Quill App drawing which was freehand from a photo…
Two sessions at a couple hours each so far…

Cut paper.
14 X 10.5 inches.
Directly from a Quill App drawing which was freehand from a photo…
A couple hours so far…

Remembering now both the pleasures and frustrations of doing this. I love the physicality of it, and the clean flat color. But no matter how much colored paper I accumulate, it seems I’m always missing something I want. And for some reason I’ve always found it very hard to get accurate color when photographing cut paper pieces. Plus, I love cutting but I’m terrible at gluing. Nevertheless, I’m committed to this for the next few days.

Omar Jamarillo 2010.06.08, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Typedrawing App on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
60-90 minutes.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is Omar Jamarillo, currently based in Italy. Whether drawing plazas, train platforms or portraits, his watercolors have a sure touch, easy command of blended washes and dazzling light.

You can see Omar’s artwork on his flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/omarpaint/
and website: www.omar-jaramillo.de/

Photos of Omar and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here:
www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762378731…

Julia kayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists from around the world, drawing each other! Here is Omar’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/