Portrait of a Book Launch

legbook-group-580 Late last week I attended a book launch panel discussion put together by the Game Based Learning Meet Up group in NYC. The book is "Learning, Education and Gaming" and the panelists were some of the authors of the book: Elena Bertozzi, Ethan Hein, Gabriela Richard and moderator Karen Schrier. It was a great talk covering many different aspects of how to bring games into teaching environments. I did pencil sketches during the talk, then redrew them at home with sepia Derwent Inktense pencils. Thet are water soluble ink pencils so I then applied water for a soft effect. It's a little different than straight ink wash; there's a subtle pencil texture and the water softens the outlines. This drawing is warm up for a larger portrait project I'm doing for a local magazine of restaurant owners in Jersey City .