I like drawing people, but have serious problems with portraits – you know, when it´s actually supposed to look like someone. This summer I´ve had the opportunity to practice on a person who doesn´t mind sitting still while being stared at and drawn – meet Elsa, my 14-year-old niece.
We have been spending quite a lot of time together this summer, both in the summer house up north and in our apartment in Stockholm, and she has encouraged me to draw her on several occations. Thanks, Elsa, I´m lucky to have you to make me practice, I´m not so disciplined myself ! : )
Take a look at Elsa´s blog (in Swedish) if you have a minute!
Both drawings: 16 x 19,5 cm, pencil and cheapo Muji gel pens on Fabriano Rosapina printing paper (sketchbook pages).