2010.10.31 Anita Davies, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

Magic Brushes on my iPod Touch
15-30 minutes
Directly from a photo

Today’s portrait is of British Artist & Illustrator Anita Davies. I especially enjoy Anita’s delicate drawings detailing the comings and goings of her daily life, and the snippets of stories she interweaves with the images.

You can see Anita’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/anitadavies/
And website: artbyanita.blogspot.com/

Photos of Anita and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762415813…

JuliaKay-JKPPWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 300 artists drawing each other! Here is Anita’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/

This was all done with one brush, originally sampled from some clouds.

It shows that tracing does not guarantee anything – although I have her position in the frame accurately, I have not caught the least bit of her great elegant beauty. It must have been the influence of Halloween – I’ll have to try again when beauty is more the theme of the day!