In addition to drawing by hand, I also like to use my computer, and draw portraits of characters from British TV dramas. Here are four for today. They are drawn with a Wacom Tablet and pen, and the application Corel Painter X. I find it immensely satisfying testing out my traditional skills of portraiture and see it as a mental exercise keeping these skills sharp. For people who know the application I use the square pastel tool on top of a light brown background, and do the lighter areas on separate layers. These drawings usually take a day to complete and are 33x33cm at 300dpi.
Rigaud (Andy Serkis), Little Dorrit, BBC TV
First sketch for the painting