After a long (2 decade + hiatus away from drawing and painting, this is my way of documenting the road back with graphite, pastel, colored pencil and charcoal.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Before I completed the pastel of my sister in an earlier post, I did a study from the photo. The graphite sketch isn't bad and actually came out better than the colored pencil versions that followed it.
I think one of the tendencies I've noticed in most of my portraits is that the subject ends up looking older than they are. In this particular study, she looks younger. I'm not sure why.