Merry Groundhog Day!

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

It’s hard to believe I’ve been taking the same Saturday morning art class for over 3 years (with a few breaks here and there). One of the recurring homework assignments is a self-portrait–mirrors only, no photos!

For this one I tried something new to me: “Inktense” colored pencils. You basically draw as you would with dry pencils, then go over the colors with a wet brush to produce a watercolor effect. I know my instructor will have some bluntly constructive criticism, but also some praise for working outside my usual black and white comfort zone.


  1. Dad

    Quite something how this adds detail and a more realistic look

  2. 49er

    I like it ……. Looks just like you!