29 Faces art challenge – day 1- Lord Byron

For the month of February, I will be concentrating on faces, and since it is very hard for me to find people to actually pose for me, I will be sketching pictures of historical paintings to fill in the gaps with real people.
An artist named Ayala has set up a blog, 29 Faces Art Challenge to encourage us. I chose Lord Byron as my first face. I had no idea he was so handsome! He died from a fever when he was in Greece at the age of 32. He is one of the most important British Poets..

23 responses to “29 Faces art challenge – day 1- Lord Byron”

  1. He IS quite handsome – love how you used minimal skin tones with your paint – great technique! Thanks for visiting my blog – I’m looking forward to seeing all 29 of your faces in February!

  2. Your drawing is brilliant. I love your idea of selecting an historical figure plus you gave us some background. Marvelous. Thank you.

  3. Mad, bad, and dangerous to know (as one of his contemporaries said of Lord Byron)! He is wonderful! Love the way you built the upper lip and lower nose. Great work!

  4. I’ve just popped over from Manon Popje’s and have to say I love your drawings! You must be very disciplined to draw a face every day for 29 days 🙂

  5. What a great idea. I have been wondering where to get my inspiration from after a while. I was thinking of illustrating people in songs possibly. He is very handsome. I had no idea he died so young.

  6. Handsome indeed. And you have done him credit. But I read he was a real womanizer, which makes dislike him.

    I do like your idea of drawing from historical paintings. It does become hard to find a suitable face for the challenge.

  7. Wow! This is really top-notch! I wish I had the ability to draw real people and not just the ones lurking in my head.

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