My aunt Kiki.
When i draw a portrait, i usually use a clipboard, and draw with the reference picture up on my computer screen. Today, instead of using the clipboard, i taped the paper on my wall and drew completely vertically. Talk about getting out of one's comfort zone. But this was short-lived because i don't know how to cross-hatch without twisting the paper in all kinds of directions. So i had to finish it on my clipboard. I am not too keen on the academic results. 2B "fat" graphite lead on Xerox paper.
... I never thought i would draw a BMW of my own will, but this happens to be the car i bought last week!!! 25 year-old BMW 320i. Except mine's silver. And no, it's not a wagon. Bummer. Pen and colored pencil in Moleskine.
Why do i insist on doodling my 11-year old Birkenstocks when i have five (six?) pairs of much better ones in my closet? Because these are crappy, they've roamed the world (!) and they know i can't get rid of them. I had given them attention back in March.
I've been trying to draw my grandfather based on various pictures, but have failed miserably. A couple of days ago, i scanned a picture of him at 73. He looked so stern, i felt like giving his facial expression a try. But the way i remember him best is like this. Though i would have loved to have known him in his military days, like in this shot.