MRM Illustration by visual artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Creative Strategist, Visual Artist, and Illustrator Mayra Ruiz-McPherson brings 25 years of seasoned, hybrid design experience to creative projects.

In between freelance, art licensing, and publishing projects, Mayra’s working toward completing her MFA in Illustration with the Academy of Art University.

Mayra also holds a second masters in Media Psychology and is founder of her own practice, ruiz mcpherson | media.

MRM Illustration

Doodle Art Collection: Volume 4

This Doodle Art Collection: Volume 4 includes a portrait trio of famous male actors (with Al Pacino on the left) I had been given at some point during my Illustration MFA as part of a drawing practice assignment.

The method of drawing this set of male portraits required me to draw shadow shapes first, then work my way out towards lighter areas and lightly blending, when necessary.

STABILO CarbOthello chalk-pastel pencils and Strathmore 400 series toned drawing papers were used for the original version of these chiaroscuro drawings.

(Please note that when I brought the drawings into Photoshop, some of the hair areas appear to have lost some of their smufato look.)

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Doodle Art Collection Volume 4.

Here are Volume 3Volume 2, and Volume 1, in case you’re interested.

See you again for Volume 5!

Thanks for checking out,

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

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Mayra is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and creative director writing about illustration love and other art and drawing-inspired topics.

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