367 Portrait of Idriss Déby, the president of Chad, painted in watercolor

2015-02-24aThis is Idriss Déby, the president of Chad.
As some might have noticed, the last few days – or perhaps a week or so, my paintings have been a lot “quicker” than usual. I struggle to do one every day, which i really want to do – but it’s hard to assure that the quality is good in the same time. I’m really looking forward to being less busy and to being able to focus a little more on my daily drawings and paintings, but for now, you’ll have to do with this one 😉 I’m also looking forward to getting into some other mediums. Or maybe to exploring the ones i know in new ways.

He’s part of my “Rulers of the world” series

And I used this photo as reference Yeah, I know. Is that really him?

11 thoughts on “367 Portrait of Idriss Déby, the president of Chad, painted in watercolor”

  1. I have to say, I identify with the struggle to actually sit down and do some drawing everyday, but even when it’s not such a great result I think it’s worth it. You should try just pencil sketches if you’re pressed for time. I find watercolor especially strenuous, so I haven’t been doing much lately. But I always try to do something.
    On the other hand, this is a really nice painting, and I do think you get the gist of him, if not all the exact features.

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  2. Sometimes the pressure of having to work at high speed is a good thing in terms of skill building. It definitely sharpens the eye and quick gestural drawings help build familiarity with the basic scaffolding of the human form. So think of the quick sketches as being skill builders rather than focusing on the outcome. For what it is worth, I think you captured the look of forlorn contemplation from the photo.

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  3. Sometimes the pressure of having to work at high speed is a good thing in terms of skill building. It definitely sharpens the eye and quick gestural drawings help build familiarity with the basic scaffolding of the human form. So think of the quick sketches as being skill builders rather than focusing on the outcome. For what it is worth, I think you captured the look of forlorn contemplation from the photo.

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  4. Yeah, watercolor really takes time… But this is an absolutely great painting, love the colors and I think you did a really good job! One must be really a good painter to get such a result with watercolor having only a little time!

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  5. Yeah, watercolor really takes time… But this is an absolutely great painting, love the colors and I think you did a really good job! One must be really a good painter to get such a result with watercolor having only a little time!

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