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  • Hanna Lea

Portraits and more

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

This blog page is dedicated to all my studies regarding the face, from the detailed eye study to the full portrait study.

2022 Dec; Blue

My last drawing of the year, rounding it off with a tumultuous end and start of the new upcoming year. Stress fracture and a burst ovarian cyste, making me feel blue. Yet I feel very excited for the upcoming year as I'll be facing new challenges and people.


2022 Jan; Tom Hiddleston

I´ve been studying the skull more in detail once again, and also how the light behaves on different surfaces of the face. I will never get tired of noticing my own shortcomings in my approaches and the slow progress of improving my skills. It takes so much time and effort to get one tiny step further, which people who just see the end result won´t ever even notice. Not only have I been studying the skull and portrait painting, but also the understanding the different uses of colours. I could never quite fathom the difference between hue and value but once I did, it gave me a confidence to simply use any colour in my portraits that aren´t visible in the original reference photograph.

With this portrait I tried to push it to an extreme with a wide variety of colours from the entire colour wheel.

tom hiddleston portrait

2022 Jan: Asian Man Portrait.

2021 Dec; Chinese Princess Portrait


Kwak Dong-Yeon as our stunning royal guard. I live for the elegant look of Asian men with long hair and traditional Clothing.


Park Bo Gum and his beautiful eyes. Our K-Drama King. I actually failed with his skull structure a bit, so now he looks like a mix of Eric Nam and Park Bo Gum...

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