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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Anniversary Graphite Portrait - WIP #3


I have started on Michele's portrait now, just adding layers of 2B, B and HB graphite and blending. Looks very odd without the mouth and eyes at this stage. I still have more layers of graphite to add for the skin and to mold the features more. I have just added the base layer of hair with B and 2B graphite so that I can better judge the skin tones.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Anniversary Graphite Portrait - WIP #2


I have added some more darks and some highlights throughout. I have reworked the mouth a little but I am still not happy with it but I will move on and come back to it later with fresh eyes. I may add more darks/highlights once the other portraits are complete and tweak a bit more.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Anniversary Graphite Portrait - WIP #1


The hubby's portrait is 85% complete. I have added several layers of 2B, B, HB and H graphite, blending in between. The mouth needs some work as he is looking much to feminine right now which I am sure he would not appreciate ;) The nose needs a bit of tweaking as well and more darks need to be added throughout. Then to finish up will add the lashes, brows and goatee and finish off the shirt.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Anniversary Graphite Portrait

I have combined the images from separate photos as shown.




This is the basic sketch composite that I have drawn for my latest commission.



It is going to be an anniversary gift for my client's husband. The babies are the couple when they were a little younger ;) The drawing is rougly 11x14 on Arches Watercolor paper. The graphite is a little hard to see in the photo as I have drawn lightly so as to not to disturb the paper. The next update will be clearer!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Acrylic Dog Portrait


Wow, I did not realize how long it had been since I have posted something, I blame all the nice weather! This is a portrait I completed recently of a puppy. I used acrylic on canvas board and he measures about 8 x 10. He was alot of fun to paint, all that fur!