Meet Dan!

Dan is Shelly’s friend and schoolmate. Dan is a third year student in Loyola University, he majors in Computer Science and plays classical violin. To put it shortly, everybody knows – Dan is brilliant. And being a sweetheart that he is, he agrees. “I has brilliance,” he stated in reply to my daughter on Facebook.

#37 of 40. Graphite, Moleskine Cahier sketchbook


8 thoughts on “Dan

  1. Is English Dan’s first language? LOL! I has brilliance! Dan’s portrait is wonderful. I love the beard and the glasses. I guess you must’ve really hit the mark. I just read Shelly’s comment that this is now Dan’s profile pic on facebook! Wow! You’ve really made it.

    • LOL! I knew this would create a mischief :D! Dan has superb English. This is just a new lingo that twenty-somethings are now using in jest. It started from lolcats.com and is used in a humorous self-depreciating way. I like it.

      Glad you liked the drawing! It was surprisingly hard. I thought to myself: no wrinkles, no gray hair, no negative drawing, fairly simple 3/4 view – I would do this one in no time. But I struggled with face modeling, especially the cheek with a dimple.

    • Thank you, Leslie! It came out after all! At one point about half-way through the drawing I wasn’t sure it would. As I wrote in reply to Carol, the face modeling was giving me trouble, especially the dimple on the cheek. The shadow there had to work with the corner of the mouth and the laugh line on the side of the mouth, and it just wouldn’t gel. I really liked that dimple, thought that it was the key to the whole portrait, and so wanted to get it right. I think I managed it in the end, but who would’ve thought that a dimple would be so difficult…

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