Bartholomew bear wanted to get drawn propped up against something, so he wouldn’t risk falling over in the middle of his portrait, and picked a book. I don’t think I got the perspective on the book quite right, but Bartholomew himself is better.
Again, all drawn in graphite pencils, including the shading and texture. I didn’t add any color on this one, even for his red bow tie. Bartholemew is one of my bears, although he’s very similar to one who belonged to my father, Macduff; the only real difference is Macduff is larger, so we think that they’re reunited brother bears.
If you were to pick one prop for a portrait of yourself, what would you pick?