Pen on paper (Moleskine notebook) with one cover-up curtesy of Photoshop on my Mac
15-30 minutes
Freehand from a photo

Today’s portrait is of England-based Canadian Artist Mareen Nathan, known on flickr as Madre Gal. I feel a connection with her due to our shared interest in portraits and self-portraits, and her willingness to experiment in different media and styles. I especially like her detailed contour line drawings and dramatic portraits with bold contrasts in tone.

You can see Maureen’s artwork on her flickr imagestream:
And website:

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

JKPP - Julia KayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 300 artists drawing each other! Here is Maureen’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: