This week we have another timed piece, only this time I gave myself three full hours to work on this mixed media on artboard imaginary portrait. The base sketch was done in pencil, then I turned to oil pastels and a little colored pencil before attempting a light wash over it and touching it up with watercolor and ink.

I had to let it dry for a day before scanning it.

It’s just a sketch of a girl in a newsstand. I used photos online to help me figure out the lighting, but otherwise this is reference-free.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday on The AIR, we are in the middle of our Labor Day Weekend Marathon of Radio Free Charleston. This one goes on until Tuesday evening, so tune in and check out a unique mix of local music, with the best classic and obscure music from around the world! You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…