Fountain Pen App on my iPod Touch.
From life.
15-20 minutes.

March-April 2010, I intend to draw a different contemporary artist every day.

Today’s artist is American David Aaron Friedheim. David draws extremely beautifully but is primarily a figurative sculptor in welded steel. He makes fun, fearsome, foolish and flamboyantly colored creatures ranging in size from a couple inches to a couple stories tall. He works solo and also collaboratively with Trisha Kyner as Grendel’s Mother.

David is relatively new to flickr, so his photostream does not yet represent the full range of his work.:
www.flickr.com/photos/eldaf/

To see more, his gallery also has some photos of a recent installation:
www.flickr.com/photos/48222015@N07/sets/72157623583341378/

He also has a website:
www.grendelsmother.org/

I worked from life but photos of David and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here:
www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762349361…

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/

Title: I Imagined Artists Michel Guerin (French, based in Italy) and Andrew Mirzoian (Russian, based in Moscow) Hanging Out Together in Cezanne’s Cafe: 2010.03.22

Photoshop on my Mac to organize the composition, Brushes App on my iPod Touch to draw and color.
Directly from photos of Michel Guerin, Andrew Mirzoian, and Gaugin’s Man Smoking a Pipe.

Please check out Michel Guerin’s wonderfully colored paintings of subjects ranging from the figure to the landscape, and Andrew Mirzoian’s boldly drawn and painted portraits and domestic scenes.

More details to come, way past my bedtime again!



Anne Longo: 2010.03.21, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Pen and watercolor on paper.
5 X 6.5 inches.
20-30 minutes.
Left-handed drawing and painting.

Say, that’s not my face! My Daily Portrait Project ended – please read about it in my essay for Women’s Voices for Change:
womensvoicesforchange.org/it-ended-as-it-began-or-did-it.htm

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

Today’s artist is American Anne Longo. She’s a fantastic oil & watercolor painter, printmaker, and photographer, with subject matter ranging from surreal dreams to landscape, still life, and portraiture.

You can see other portraits of Anne here:

www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762366696…

Anne is in the process of uploading her current work and has asked me to hold off on sending people to her photostream until there’s something more to look at.

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/

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
Freehand from a photo of one of Mariah’s self-portraits.
Oops, lost track of the time!!

Say, that’s not my face! My Daily Portrait Project ended – please read about it in my essay for Women’s Voices for Change:
womensvoicesforchange.org/it-ended-as-it-began-or-did-it.htm

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

Today’s artist is Mariah O’Neill. I love her paintings, but I’m in awe of her pencil work. She’s an incredible draughtsman, colorist, and chronicler of the human condition, who unflinchingly paints what she sees and feels. I always enjoy looking at her work, and really learned alot about color values, saturation, and the small details of highlight and shadow while making this “painting” this evening. (Whether or not you can have a digital painting since there is no paint involved, is a discussion for another time.)

You can see many other artists’ portraits of Mariah here:

www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762346188…

You can check out Mariah’s fabulous portraits, self-portraits, animal portraits and also still lives, landscapes and interiors, in her photostream:
www.flickr.com/photos/mariahoneill/

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/

Brushes App on my iPod Touch.
60-90 minutes.
Freehand from a photograph.

Say, that’s not my face! My Daily Portrait Project ended and I’m on to a more varied daily art practice. March-April 2010, I intend draw a different artist every day.

Today’s artist, NC Mallory, is not only an artist, but also an art historian, teacher, and active member of the flickr artists community, welcoming new artists and generously commenting on posted images.

Since long before I hosted this Portrait Party, Norman has been drawing and painting artists, famous, infamous, and un-famous alike, and letting everyone know about their work.

You can check out his fabulous portraits and other artwork on his photostream:
www.flickr.com/photos/augustusswift/ where today a portrait of Rembrandt sits happily between portraits of flickr artists Sedona Nan and Greg Durrett.

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/

For three years I made a non-photographic self-portrait every day and posted it online as part of my Daily Portrait Project. 3/15/10 is the third and final anniversary of the project. Three years and more than 1000 self-portraits later, I’m ready to expand my daily art practice in new directions. The first thing I’m going to do is spend 4-6 weeks making portraits of other artists. Therefore, this seemed like a good transition piece since it is a self-portrait as the artist Rick Tulka. I was only one among many artists on flickr who chose to draw from this great photo of Rick.