234 Portrait of Peter Zumpthor


See the original here

Does anybody have any tips as to make that kind of beard-stubbles in watercolour? I’m also curious as to which colour people normally chose for making beards and hair. This guy has got white hair – I did it in a very light blue, with some black tones in it. It’s almost invisible, and the little hair you see to the right, mostly looks like a void.

I’m reasonably satisfied with this portrait. I agree when people say that a portrait should rely more on feeling than on realism, but i would have liked to portray this guy’s “serious” air a little better. I think that my portrait shows him a little more from a soft side.

It’s hard to only do one per day !