Pen/marker on paper/moleskine notebook.
Freehand from photos.
5.5 X 7 inches.
30 – 60 minutes.

Today’s double portrait is of American Artist Debbie GS and UK-based Spanish Artist Jose Zalabardo, who is known on flickr as Exilio Cosmico.

Whether drawing people, places or things, Jose draws with a consistently inquistive line which quietly reveals all the important details. Debbie also draws and paints a wonderful variety of subjects – I love how she creates lively surfaces with well-defined volumes by building up soft layers of watercolor. I usually end up with a mess when I try this – I think it’s that I’m not patient enough to let one layer dry before adding another.

You can see Debbie’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/13827680@N08/

Photos of Debbie and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762423792…

You can see Jose’s artwork on his flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/30462563@N06/

Photos of Jose and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762413855…

Julia Kay...JK's Portrait PartyJulia KayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 300 artists drawing each other! Here are Debbie & Jose’s portraits 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/