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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Graphite and Charcoal Figure Portrait - Update #2

Sometimes I feel like I spent more time trying to get a decent photo of my artwork than I do drawing!  Oh well, this photo is not too bad - sad thing is I know it is not the camera that is the problem...

The paper is a creamy off white and with graphite the transitions always appear much rougher in photos and darker than in the original piece.

I have added most of the highlights and will do a bit more blending of the darks tomorrow.  I may also darken the bottom area of her clothing to add more contrast with the top but will decide in the morning. I am quite happy with the way this is turning out though as she has a really nice peaceful feeling about her which I am after.

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