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Even the dullest bird or face becomes interesting when you give it a good look in the wild/flesh. The way the shadow drops across the cheek, the light hits an eyebrow, etc... there are many more angles, positions etc. than you can ever imagine. My heart always makes a little jump when I see things in birds or faces that surprise me. ---->>>

I don't use names or captions for my many portraits of politicians and authors for newspapers. The drawing has to be self-explanatory, so I spend a lot of time sketching to find an idea and an angle that is clear. ---->>>

I've been drawing authors and politicians for newspapers for many years. I try to read up on the person; in the case of authors, read one of their books. I watch interviews via YouTube and collect pictures via the Internet. ---->>>


Nationality: Dutch
Born: 05-14, 1951
Occupation: Artist

Siegfried Woldhek (born May 14, 1951) is a Dutch artist and illustrator. He was the CEO of the Dutch branch of World Wildlife Fund. And he is the founder of the non-profit organization Nabuur. In a 2008 four-minute Ted Talk he explains how he - as an experienced portraitist himself - discovered the true face of Leonardo da Vinci (wikipedia)