Vellum App on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
45-60 minutes.

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

Today’s artist is Belgian painter and architect, Barbara Luel. I was drawn to her evident happiness here on her wedding day – I assume she and her husband both still feel this way about each other or she would not have posted these pictures. (I hope!) As seen in my portrait of Murilo yesterday, I love distinct shadows, and so I’m drawn to the way Barbara depicts interesting objects in the beam of strong light, and their resulting shadows. I also love how she depict even very fine lines like the spokes on a bicycle wheel, distant ladder rungs and even more distant industrial cranes.

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

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

Julia's portrait in MoleskineWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 150 artists drawing each other! Here is Barbara’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: