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In my quest to be a better portrait artist, I’ve been doing some 3 minute portraits. I’ve posted a few, and I plan to continue this little exercise as time goes by.

As with the previous posts about 3 minute portraits the idea is to try to capture the person’s likeness in just 3 minutes. Not an easy task by a long shot, but here’s my latest attempt.

For the reference photos I used, click here.

This session was done with pen and ink rather than my usual – Open Canvas. I do really enjoy drawing with ball point pen on printer paper held on a clipboard. I started doing that many years ago when I worked in a manufacturing plant. I’d keep the clipboard with me and draw on my breaks. I still really enjoy some of the images I did all those years ago – there’s just so much energy to that particular kind of sketch work.