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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Graphite Portrait Commission of Daughter - Establishing Values

I have started filling in the values and establishing her features more accurately.  Her lips look a little too stern right now and she looks a little more mature as her plumpness has not been factored in yet.  I am slowly building up the values ensuring that I keep her features soft and smooth while creating depth. 

I chose a smoother paper than usual for this portrait to make the process easier.  It is a good idea to use a smoother paper for portrait of younger people and a rougher paper for more mature subjects as may as well have paper that is working with you not against you ;)

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