29 May 2007

Liz, stage 5


I think I might declare this finished. At any rate, I'm going to to leave it for a few days and then come back to it. It didn't turn out too badly in the end, though I don't think I'll be using this type of paper for drawing on again. I had to resort to using my .3mm mechanical pencil to get into the small crevices in the paper!



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6 comments:

Claudia said...

Dave, I think you did a great job on this, I find it very good and charming!- I like the subtle tones of the skin and also the variation of the darker and lighter areas. Really well done!!!

Anita said...

It has a wonderfully kind softness to it Dave, which I think is amazing considering the surface you chose to work with.

Africantapestry said...

I agree with above comments...there is gentleness to your drawing which is beautiful. Great work.
Ronell

Carole said...

Dave, this is a beautiful portrait of your wife. She looks so serene. Well done for persevering!

Robyn said...

I almost missed this one! It it absolutely lovely, Dave. You have captured an expression from your beautiful wife that really draws one in. I find a hot pressed watercolour paper - like Fabriano is beautiful to work on for graphite portraits - I lift my errors off with Blu Tack.

phthaloblu said...

I don't know, I think this is a great portrait, but I'm partial to textured paper. I love the pose, she looks so relaxed and happy. The pencil work on the face itself is really wonderful.