Photoshop to lay out my composition, Brushes on my iPod Touch to draw/paint.
Directly and freehand from photos.
3-4 hours.

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

Today’s artist is Greg Durrett. I think he bears a striking resemblance to Albrecht Durer, and their names are similar, too. Might be worth a genealogical investigation to see if Greg is descended from Albrecht. (Source photos for comparison.)

In any event, Greg is a photographer and digital artist. The thing I really enjoy in his work is his ability to render space and the spaces between things, the areas where there is ‘nothing’, such as skies, walls, corridors, empty corners of rooms. He shows us how these places of nothing are really full – with life, air, atmosphere, and color, and in doing so he evokes the mood of a place.

You can see Greg’s artwork on his flickr imagestream:
www.flickr.com/photos/gdurrett/

Photos of Greg and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here:
www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762358647…

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