Thursday

Portrait Pen Drawing and Sketch series continued


This is my pen sketch of an Allori painting. Cristofano Allori was an Italian painter and lived 1577 - 1621.

 My sketch does not perfectly capture the sitter's features as in Allori's painting, but I'm more concerned in the freedom of practice, and personal expression. I simply wanted to use Allori's painting as a jumping off point. There's a simplicity in not being overly strict with yourself. I believe Allori's painting is titled, 'Portrait of a Man'.

Notice, I sketched this with a common, ballpoint pen from Staples.

 

 14" x 11"  Pen on acid-free paper





4 comments:

Carol Steel 5050 said...

I love the line...
There's a simplicity in not being overly strict with yourself.

Striving for perfection can be the death of creativity.

John Ackerson said...

Hi Carol

Yup, I concur.

Aiming for perfection can easily be a creativity killer. It's better to find a new way to be self-expressive.

After all, freedom equates fun.

Steven Cain said...

Haunting... the eyes. It would make a nice etching... the whole series would.

John Ackerson said...

Hi Steven

I've tried my hand at doing a linocut, but never an etching. Who knows though... maybe some day