In my first travel sketchbook I didn’t draw any faces. I mostly drew landscapes or scenery around me. In fact, during the first year with my watercolors (Sept. ’16 – Aug. ’17) I painted six faces total. It’s no wonder that faces feel so tricky (eyes especially)!
That’s why in August of 2017 I decided I’ll paint 100 portraits. I didn’t give myself a deadline, but one portrait per week has felt like a good pace—when I’m in a grounded season with good mental/physical/spiritual health.
In June of 2020 I decided to paint faces of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) folks for the remainder of the project.
Portraits are posted below, as they’re completed.
And hey, want to start your own personal project? Here are a bunch of ideas!