Quill App on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
A couple hours (multiple sessions).

May 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 Dutch Painter Herman Schouwenburg. Herman makes fantastic, quirky portraits of everyone from presumed strangers in his ‘People I Met’ series to those most close to home in his group portrait ‘Family Dinners’ series. I love the expressiveness of his work, his great eye for the right vivid colors to enhance the emotions of a scene, and how he conveys even difficult situations such as policemen barring the way or an adult scolding a child in such a way that we feel sympathy with all the characters.

You can see Herman’s 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…

# 1203 juliaWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 150 artists drawing each other! Here is Herman’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/