Expressive Portrait Drawings

Expressive Portrait Drawings

Enjoy some expressive portrait drawings created with graphite on paper. Various sizes from 14x11 to 10x6 and all on archival paper. Subjects range from past Presidents, Founding Fathers, Trump, Elvis & the Statue of Liberty. 

Sometimes I get a little frustrated with portraits especially when my palette & colors just don't work out well. I typically abandon them and return months later to see if I can pull it off. That's pretty much the scenario here but instead of walking away I decided to simplify the process by drawing/sketching. Glad I made that decision since I'm very pleased with the results. I still haven't tried painting, or color, yet but feel better about my chances once I get back to it.

Hope you enjoyed the new works.

PortraitsRobert Joyner