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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Graphite Portrait Sketch

Graphite Portrait Sketch - 8x10"
Well I was short on studio time today and even shorter on energy so rather than work from the mirror I grabbed a reference photo I had on hand to draw from.

I plan on doing a painting from this photo after the workshop in November so I though it would also serve as a good study.  I took a couple of measurements and dived in.  Of course now I look at it and realize I should have measured more carefully after doing the initial block in as the face seems a touch too long. 

So I am leaving this sketch as ... I could work on this for several hours just on the hair alone...so I had to pry myself away from the easel. 

I probably won't get a chance to draw in the studio tomorrow but I am hoping the turkey effect takes over and I can catch someone sleeping on the couch to draw :)

3 comments:

Billie Crain said...

Tracey, this is absolutely stunning!

Tracey Costescu said...

Thanks so much Billie nice to hear from you! Would you believe I was just thinking of you last week as I was looking at a cat painting that reminded me of you and realized how long it has been since I have visited you site. Hope you have been well and painting up a storm :)

Billie Crain said...

I've been lax in visting my favorite blogs as well, Tracey. Dang that Facebook but it's so much easier to comment on an artist's work on there.