ArtStudio App on my iPod Touch, tweaked levels in photoshop.
Freehand from a photo.
30-60 minutes.

March-April 2010, I intend to draw a different contemporary artist every day.

Tim Williams (Shitao on flickr) is a fantastic colorist who layers vibrant lines in different hues to build up volumes and bring out expressions. He works largely in pastels but also uses other drawing media, paints, and has worked digitally. WIthout having made a formal project of it, Tim has also clearly spent alot of time in front of the mirror (and away from the mirror, I suspect) examining himself and putting the results down on paper, to our benefit.

You can see Tim’s artwork on his flickr imagestream:

Photos of Tim and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here:…

Julia KayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 100 artists drawing each other! Here’s Tim’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: