the arty blogness of ansate jones


John Simm

Here’s my favorite photo of my favorite actor, John Simm, redone in pencil. I’m trying to get used to drawing in backgrounds, instead of just leaving portraits on a backdrop of white. It’s more difficult than I thought!

Also, I wish I could get my pictures darker. I’m using a 7B and it still looks too light to me. I’m considering moving to charcoal and/or pastels. Any fellow artists out there with other suggestions?


The Master… Restrained (part Deux)

Got a new scanner and thought I’d see what the difference was on my sketches. Here’s the Master-in-a-straitjacket one again. Definitely looks more like what went into the scanner this time.



This sketch took me WAY longer than I wanted it to. But them’s the breaks when you are drawing the Master. He likes making everything difficult.