11 August 2018

Some New Portrait Drawings

Here are some recent drawings I created as studies for upcoming portrait paintings.  This is a classic technique that produces beautiful results.  The paper tone stands in for middle values, the white chalk represents the lights and the charcoal creates the darks.

I like to work a portrait up in stages.  During the preliminary drawing, I get to know the sitter's face, and solve most of the issues I will encounter before the paint comes out.  At the completion of the commission clients may chose to purchase the preliminary sketch, too.  A little add-on.

Of course, some clients prefer a drawn portrait rather than a painted one, that's also an option.

The studies below were drawn from photos using vine charcoal, charcoal pencil, Pan Pastel and white chalk on Canson pastel paper.

Your comments are welcome.  DM me for more information if you are interested in commissioning a portrait, painted or drawn.

Lynn (study), 9x12"

Amanda in Black (study), 9x12"


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