Monday, June 16, 2008

Portraiture - Resources for Artists

After the spate of blog posts about portrait competitions at the end of April, I started a new information site for portraiture called Portraiture - Resources for Artists. I can't quite work out why it's taken me so long!

Drawing a Head - class
pencil and coloured pencils on Saunders Waterford

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

It's still being developed and new links will be added for the foreseeable future - but now seems a good time to publish its existence.

Click a link to go straight to any of the following topics covered on the site.
I'm finding that good quality links are less frequent than I was expecting and suggestions for good links to include are most welcome.

I'm particularly keen to create a section about Notable contemporary portrait artists. As there are so many good portrait artists around I have to limit 'Notable' to meaning portrait artists who have won a prize or otherwise had some sort of formal recognition by a national portrait society. Suggestions with hyperlinks please.

The above drawing is one I did recently in my Drawing a Head class last month. She's looking less finished than usual but I'm on a campaign of avoding overworking at the moment!

I'm now off for a day out in Piccadilly visiting exhibitions and book shops with Robyn (Have Dogs, Will Travel) - with hopefully quite a bit of sketching involved - followed by the Awards Ceremony for the BP Portrait Prize this evening!

3 comments:

  1. Katherine, I have always loved your "drawing a head" sketches. And they have always been good. But recently, well, you have really improved, they are just incredible these days. The "series" is a real testimony to sticking with it and pursuing a subject.

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  2. I have been doing a lot of looking in your blog lately, so just wanted to hop in and say thank you for all the information that you collect and display.

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  3. Sounds like you and Robyn will have a really fun day. I wonder what Dermott is doing while she is gone.

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