Tag Archive: Portrait Night

Jan
10
2012

Portrait Night 1/10 (Pete Townshend)

Well, this was kind of an accidental #PortraitNight. I’d selected a picture of Newt Gingrich from the most recent TIME Magazine to draw, but before settling down to drawing I decided to put on a record. Near the top of the stack was Pete Townshend ‘s Empty Glass–and after putting it on I wound up …

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Jan
04
2012

Portrait Night 1/4 (Chris and Rich Robinson)

Update: I’m still not really happy with this one, but given that my next portrait is due tomorrow, I went ahead and wrapped this one up. So, here you go: Chris and Rich Robinson, (Original post below.) So, once again “real life” is interfering with my #PortraitNight project/ritual, but since I’m an hour late at …

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Dec
27
2011

Portrait Night 12/27 (Margaret Thatcher)

As with last week’s #PortraitNight drawing, this one’s kinda lame. The holidays brouhaha is killing me, people! I promise: before I complete my year of weekly portraits, I’ll do at least one more that I can spend some time on and get a decent image from. In the meantime, here’s a quick Margaret Thatcher: As …

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Dec
21
2011

Portrait Night 12/20 (Roy Harper)

I’m so busy with pre-Christmas stuff that I almost punted on this evening’s #PortraitNight drawing. Here, though, is a quick and sloppy drawing of Roy Harper. My apologies for the cruddy cell phone pics, but it’s far far too late to crank up the ol’ scanner. Edit – here’s a scanned image: And here’s the …

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Dec
13
2011

Portrait Night 12/13 (Tilda Swinton)

So, for this week’s #PortraitNight drawing, instead of just breaking out the sketchbook and drawing someone, I decided to subject myself to a taste of my own medicine and do a caricature exercise I occasionally make my students do when I teach comics classes. The exercise is one of Ted Stearn’s (of Fuzz and Pluck …

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Dec
06
2011

Portrait Night 12/6 (Recep Tayyip Erdogan)

I’ve been drawing way too many musicians for #PortraitNight. I made myself change gears. This week’s subject is Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: If you’d like to suggest a #PortraitNight subject, you can do so either via the comments section here, or via my Twitter.

Nov
29
2011

Portrait Night 11/29 (Sal Valentino)

Tonight’s #PortraitNight drawing is Sal Valentino of the great American rock band The Beau Brummels. I’ve been on a big Bradley’s Barn kick of late, I guess since it’s recently been reissued with a ton of extra tracks. If you only know this band from hearing “Just a Little” on your local oldies station, you …

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Nov
22
2011

Portrait Night 11/22 (David Lynch)

Tonight’s #PortraitNight drawing is Director (and musician now, apparently) David Lynch. Lynch’s films are well-known and his recent musical efforts are getting a fair amount of attention, but did you know he drew a comic strip for an alternative weekly in the 70s? David Lynch’s Angriest Dog In The World isn’t for everyone, but I …

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Nov
15
2011

Portrait Night 11/15 (St. Vincent)

Tonight’s #PortraitNight subject is musician St. Vincent–AKA Annie Clark. This image looks a bit different than my usual drawing style. If you’ve read any of my process posts you know that I usually build up my images by starting with a very light blue then going over the image in successive iterations of orange, red, …

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Nov
08
2011

Portrait Night 11/8 (John Peel)

I watched a couple of good BBC documentaries about influential DJ John Peel last weekend, so I thought he’d make a good #PortraitNight subject.  For what it’s worth, the two documentaries were John Peel’s Record Box (about the small box of Peel’s odd favorite 45s discovered at his home after his death) and John Peel’s …

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