Left: Sketch of a character actor using the Faber-Castel Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen (outlined at end with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen), 8.5 x 11 inches, Richeson Recycled watercolor paper. Oh, yeah, and schmincke gouache in the face, and acrylic Montana markers all over the background. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
I am pressed for time this week but while I let a longer post "rest" I couldn't resist sharing these two sketches with you.
I was watching "Perry Mason" and something hit me about this man and the tilt of his head. So I sketched him. And added some light washes of gouache, because it was out on the plate, and it was watercolor paper, and why not…?
I had the TV stopped while I was sketching. This is back in February when I had bronchitis and essentially was studying to take the California bar exam, or so it seemed from all the little facts I absorbed about maritime law…
Left: Pen sketch only—of the actor moments later in the TV show. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
When I finished painting the first sketch I got called away from the TV (despite being sick I had some deadlines to meet). I came back after some phone calls and turned on the TV only to see a totally new expression on this character. Of course I had to sketch it too.
I have no recollection whether or not this character actor turned out to be the murderer (though I do have quite a lot of details about maritime law and insurance still retained in the brain), but when I was looking through my scans today I saw these and they made me laugh all over again.
I hope you have a great day, and week, of sketching, and have many surprises along the way.