Kid’s Paint on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
30-60 minutes.

With this app you never know what color or line thickness you will get with each stroke, so you just keep drawing over things until you get what you like. An unending grab-bag of color.

June 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 subject is British artist Francesca Whetnall. She has an incredible range and seems equally at home with detailed perspective drawings of historical buildings, colorful watercolor portraits, and digital manipulations.

As usual, I have not succeeded in portraying her Mona Lisa smile but hope some of my enjoyment of working from her very clear photo comes through in the colors.

You can see Francesca’s artwork on her flickr imagestream:
and website:

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

Julia Kay - Artist

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Here is Francesca’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: