Monday, June 11, 2012

Shiny Paper for a Change

These have to be the most boring portraits in the world. I don't know why I keep doing them. Yes, I do. It's because I SEE really cool portraits, and I'd like to do something like them. This time, it was looking at Stephen T. Johnson's portraits from Time Magazine. I went to high school with him. We took drawing classes together. And he is an incredibly cool illustrator. Here's a link to those illustrations:

So this....alas....well......

But as far as "shiny" goes--this is textured paper for acrylic painting. It has a shiny surface, and it's so much fun how my pen glides over it....


  1. Well, I'd say your pen did some mighty fine gliding on this one..and I disagree with you about them being boring. There's nothing boring about your line work!

  2. I really like this's intriguing but I can't really say exactly why. Perhaps because he has his eyes closed? I wonder what he's thinking about. It's amazing to me how you have shading and light done so well here too. It's impossible for me.

    I forgot you were from Kansas too. I just posted a few photos from our camping trip to Toronto Lake...have you been there? It's gorgeous. The ticks are really bad right now though.

    Have a great week!

  3. This is great...AND NOT BORING!!!!...I looked at the link and agree...this guy does some good illos....but your's are just as good...just different style.