The blog of children's book author and illustrator Don Tate II
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Yes! I can still draw!
My boss (the new one) sent me an email, wanted to know if I could illustrate a realistic portrait. And if so, he had an assignment waiting for me on Wednesday. Of course I can illustrate realistically. What's wrong with him? But it's been a long time, and I have to admit, I'm a bit rusty.
Last evening, I sat down and did some old fashioned drawing. I drew this picture in about an hour using a soft graphite pencil, a cotton ball (for blending) and a kneadable eraser (to erase out highlights).