“Mary” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
I’ll spare you any debatably clever hijinks to trick you with today, BUT I do have this finished portrait of Mary I’ve been working on for awhile. Though I can’t say religion ever hit home on a personal level, it was those biblical portraits/vignettes (especially from the 15-1600s) that went along with it which got me hooked on painting.
Work in progress painting…
“The Dowager Countess’s New Clothes” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Sometimes I finish something and I have no idea why I made it, but a small part of me knows that it was the right decision.
“Quvenzhané Wallis Study” - by Sam Spratt
AKA the 9 year-old best actress Oscar Nominee.
My accomplishments at Age 9:
- I had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lunchbox?
- End of list.
“Anne Hathaway” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
She is not an easy gal to paint without her signature smile. Struggled a lot on this one.
“Lady In The Dark Dress” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Two of my many artsy New Year’s resolutions were to do more full-body portraits (as opposed to my usual chest-up) and to imagine up design elements I normally wouldn’t put much thought into — in this case, a dress.
This is a small chunk of a piece in progress that I’ve been plugging away at on and off for a long time. Generally, I lean towards rougher strokes and unnatural color, but I’ve always been obsessed with the little things and often return to pieces like this, if only for practice.
Sam Spratt’s Halloween Portrait Contest!
In brief: Likes and Reblogs of this image are each entries in the contest to win a portrait of you drawn by me.
In slightly less brief: To those new to this, that means that should you be the random winner, I would draw a portrait of your beautiful face (or someone’s face you care about)… as a horrifically ugly, flesh-eating, undead walker-face. It’s like winning the lottery! (except not at all like that…) That said, it is the best emotional preparation possible should you fall victim to the zombie apocalypse and run (walk slowly) across a mirror in the wreckage of your once beautiful town. (I will also draw you as anything halloween/horror themed, but the undead are a favorite).
Doing each of the following counts as an entry:
Facebook: Comment and/or Share this image >HERE<
Tumblr: Like and/or Reblog this image
Twitter: Following @samspratt and tweeting “Entering to win a portrait of myself drawn as the undead by @samspratt ! http://on.fb.me/RPNehj ”
Contest closes on Sunday Oct. 28th at midnight EST
PS Yes, that’s a drawing of The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes as a Walker