As I was looking for people I would like to draw a portrait of, I thought to myself: "why not make a drawing of people I admire?". One of them is, for me, the great painter Rembrandt van Rijn. I made a drawing of him based on a self-portrait he made in 1669 at the age of 63. The original painting can be seen in the Tate Gallery in London or, to save you the trip, on this website .

I made my drawing with pen and watercolor, adding dry brush in the final stage.


Asphodel said...

Awesome portrait! Love your artwork

mc verhoog said...

Hi Asphodel,
Thanks for your nice comment. I'm glad you like the portrait. It's a whole new kind of subject for me. I'll try to show more of them in the nearby future.