Pen on paper/moleskine notebook.
Freehand from a photo.
5.5 X 7 inches.
30-45 minutes.

I couldn’t resist this fun photo of smiling Grace Uhm (flickr name Grace.Lives) with her portrait of me: www.flickr.com/photos/gracesharesphotos/5342553377/

Do check out all her artwork here: www.flickr.com/photos/gracesharesphotos/with/5342553377/

(If this doesn’t really qualify for drawing groups of people, just pop it out of the pool)



Arturo Espinosa 2011.02.05, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

Pen on paper/moleskine notebook.
Freehand from a photo.
5.5 X 7 inches.
30-45 minutes.

This is of the fabulous painter Arturo Espinosa. You should definitely check out his imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/espinosa_rosique/

Source photo and other portraits of Arturo can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762548661…

Why are you still looking at this – go look at Arturo’s paintings!



Zaid 2011.02.04, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPad
Drawing Pad App
Freehand from a photo
30-60 minutes

Such a handsome face was very fun to draw!

Zaid’s great artwork is mixed in with his daughter, Samora’s, in her imagestream:
www.flickr.com/photos/samora_watercolour/

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! 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/



Reading with Disdain 2011.02.03, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPod Touch
Layers App
<=10 minutes
From life/observation

On days that I don’t need to go anywhere else, I’ve been trying to take the train to work instead of driving across the San Francisco Bay bridge. If the weather’s good and I have time, I photograph the seasonal light during the short walk, and on the train I draw.

iPad
Artrage App
Freehand from a photo.
30 – 60 minutes. This was mostly a very quick sketch with a few places I labored over. I’ve been really looking forward to working from this photo and also putting it off because I knew it would be challenging. I expect to come back to it.

Meanwhile, please check out Jordi’s great artwork here: www.flickr.com/photos/jfontich/

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 300 artists drawing each other! Please visit the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/

iPad
Artrage App
15-30 minutes
From imagination

iPad
Finger Design Collage App
Freehand from a photo
45-90 minutes

I love this app I hate this app I love this app. “Has great potential”. I have heard back from the developers in Japan, who say they are working on a fix for the main bug and possibly fixing some of the interface issues I brought up. Meanwhile what I can tell you is it’s lots of fun but frustrating as #$!

Among other frustrations it’s almost impossible to make pieces small enough for facial features, and if you get them small enough, you can’t rotate them (because you have to have two fingers on the piece, which don’t exactly fit when the piece is tiny). In any event the face is OK but I couldn’t really work on getting it to look more like Linda, and settled for it looking human :)

Please check out Linda’s wonderful artwork here: www.flickr.com/photos/aquarelinda/

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Please visit the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/



OmNini… 2011.01.30, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPad
OmniSketch App
From life/observation.
<= 10 minutes

Working quickly while Nini was drawing me at the same time.

You can see Nini’s own great artwork here: www.flickr.com/photos/uluruminambulate/

iPad
ArtRage App
Freehand from a photo of Andrew Mirzoian’s painting (see below)

Thank you to Andrew for allowing me to work from his painting. It made me want to paint when I saw it, so I thought it would be fun to use as a source of what paint actually looks like while playing with Artrage.

This one was done with oil brushes – mostly everlasting oil with clean brush turned off, and then me adjusting the amount of thinners up and down as I worked.

iPad
SketchClub, Artrage & ArtStudio Apps
Freehand from a photo
30-45 minutes.

Sketched in SketchClub, ‘watercolored’ in ArtRage, elements moved around in ArtStudio, then cleanup/draw around the move in Sketchclub, then paint around the move in Artrage. The right eye socket is still not ‘right’ but at least it’s not drooping as much as in the original sketch. That chin shadow isn’t centered either… fuss, fuss, fuss…

You can check out Luligirl’s great artwork here: www.flickr.com/photos/lulipie/

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Please visit the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/