Howdy! Today I felt like doing a project that has been on my mind. I'm a big fan of blind contour drawings (where you don't look at your paper while you draw), especially when it comes to portraits. I've also been enjoying Deadwood! So I decided to do some blind contour portraits of Deadwood characters. I drew them with a sharpie, then watercolored. So again, I was not looking at the page when I drew the pictures... though I don't have the same excuse for the watercolors!
The first is Cy Tolliver, owner of the Bella Union saloon and all around not-a-very-nice-guy, played by Powers Boothe:
Here's Seth Bullock, the adopted Sheriff of Deadwood, played by Timothy Olyphant:
And his wife (widow of his brother), Mrs. Bullock:
My favorite character, the weaselly, wet-palmed, kermit-voiced, ever so Shakesperean E B Farnum:
And here's Seth Bullock and Wild Bill Hickok getting ready for a shoot-out:
I've got a few more I'd like to color in, and more characters I'd like to draw (I did not get a satisfactory Al), but this was a fun little project for the day.