Pen and Ink Portrait Sketches of Children and Kids

These four pen and ink portrait sketches of children and kids were drawn on cardboard in 1998. The style is minimalistic and loose which allows the drawings to “breath in” the textured and grainy card board background. The drawings have a fragile quality to them, as the pen was mostly used to sketch the darkest shadows and lines around the children and kids’ faces, leaving most midtones and highlights to be filled in by the canvas and imagination of the viewer. A wash of water was also used to blend and blur some of the crisp edges left by the pen, which also adds a little bit of gradient depth.

Pen and Ink Portrait Drawing of a Child

Pen and Ink Portrait Drawing of a Kid

Pen and Ink Portrait Sketch of a Child

Pen and Ink Portrait Sketch of a Kid

8 Replies to “Pen and Ink Portrait Sketches of Children and Kids”

  1. i like the way you miss out some of the facial features. like the bridge of the nose ect, they way it is suggested makes the image stand out alot more

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