Pen on paper.
< 15 minutes.
Freehand from a photograph.
Left-handed continuous contour.

Say, that’s not my face! My Daily Portrait Project ended – please read about it in my essay for Women’s Voices for Change:

I’m on to a more varied daily art practice. March-April 2010, I intend draw a different contemporary artist every day.

Today’s artist, Patricio Villarroel, is an artist, musician, and ambassador of digital fingerpainting on flickr. Patricio’s expansive spirit continuous to encompass the ever-growing and diverse group of iPhone/iPod touch artists and hold us together like an extended family. No matter what time of day I post, he’s frequently commenting before I’m done describing.

Clearly revealing my ornery spirit, having told yesterday’s subject, analog artist NC Mallory, that all my portraits were likely to be digital, I just couldn’t resist drawing digital artist extraordinaire Patricio Villarroel with an actual pen on paper…

You can see many other artists’ portraits of Patricio here:…

Patricio’s paintings are varied and fanciful, colorful and adventurous, encompassing portraits, street scenes, and abstracts with elegant combinations of color and linework, and always expressing his genial spirit.

You can check out his fabulous portraits and other artwork in his photostream:

If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: