“Do you know this man???”



No, I haven´t changed my profession and joined the profiling specialists of the FBI, I merely am practicing the art of drawing profiles now. 😉

As it happens it´s not as easy as I first thought. It´s just as equally important to get all the proportions right as with a full-front portrait, otherwise you can´t recognize the person being portrayed.

So, my question for you today – and I very much hope that you enjoy this kind of riddle 😉 – is:

Do you know from which famous painting/man I took the liberty to make a sketch from with the picture above?? (Here´s a clue: it´s italian and from the early Renaissance.)

Please feel free to suggest anything that comes to your mind! I´ll be looking very much forward to it 😀 The winner gets full boasting rights for at least a week 😉


As with the drawing below, it depicts one of my friends who graciously allowed me to use him as a model – luckily for him drawing profiles doesn´t take as long as a real portrait 😉



53 thoughts on “Profiling

  1. All I can say is that I would know that man if I saw him again but I don’t remember from where. But I did know he was definitely Italian. Renaissance. As for the second man, modern, say, late 30’s, early 40’s? You are darn good!

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    • Thank you soooo much, Emilio!!! 🙂 And I´m sorry for getting back so late – I´ve been having some problems pc wise lately and thought I´d already replied to your lovely comment and just saw that I didn´t!! Wish you a great sunday! 🙂


  2. Wow Sarah! Well done. Profiles are a good place to dabble in, and I love the simple, clean lines. The first sketch is soooo very familiar, but cannot place it in this moment!

    I just love seeing your sketches, and I hope you are well! 🙂

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