Last night I gave a portrait demonstration for the Central Coast Art Association at the Youth Center in Monterey. I was a little edgy because they gave me only an 1 1/2 hrs to complete the demo and I generally like closer to 3 hours to complete a portrait sketch. To compound my situation, they had a guest speaker prior to my demo which gave me even less time. Fortunately, her speech was short and I delved quickly into my demonstration after a short introduction. I painted fast and it reminded me of the late great John Buscema's quote when asked how he drew so quickly, "I move my hand faster" was his answer. So I moved my hand quicker. Would have liked to have a little more time to work on edges and some of the subtle transitions but I think it turned out fine, for what it is. Below are a series of photographs from last nights portrait demo, courtesy of Edi Matsumoto.
Completed demonstration of John Turek completed in three 30 minute segments.
I painted this version of model John Turek a few days before the demo in preparation for the demo. I had a full 3 hours to complete this.