A little over a year ago I spent a lot of my online time chatting and gaming with a group of friends through Skype.
Out a desire to practice recreating the likenesses of real people and their vastly different features, I set about surprising them with a series of these quick portraits to use as their Skype icons. I found a certain comfort and expressive freedom sticking to the smooth, black, yet sketchy lines and the use of stacking brushstrokes instead of using an eraser.
All in all, a very fun project. These are some of my favorites.