Brushes App on my iPod Touch.

Directly from a photo.

15 minutes.

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

Today’s artist is Marga Perez, another avid portrait and self-portrait artist in multiple media ranging from oil pastels to iPhone fingerpainting. I identify strongly with many aspects of her work, including her choice of subjects, experimentation with drawing left-handed and blind, and use of defining lines around vivid colored areas in contrasting colors. When I first saw some of her work I had the strangest sensation that they were drawings I had made and forgotten; of course on closer examination it was clear they were uniquely hers.

You can see Marga’s artwork on her flickr imagestream:

Photos of Marga and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here:…

Julia's red hatWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 100 artists drawing each other! Here’s Marga’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: