Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kit (work in progress)

I've been working on a new portrait which I've been posting on my Facebook page. This is Kit, she is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

For the deep shadow and dark skin tone, I'm using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. For the lighter skin tone, I'm using a 4H and H lead. I'm layering my graphite by making tiny overlapping circular motions. Most of the hair is going to be in shadow but the highlights are being created using a Tombow Mono Zero Eraser. More to come soon!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Portrait of "Johnny"

Here is my latest piece which I just finished yesterday.  This is currently on display at the Reading Art Association Fall Art Exhibit.   This piece will be judged on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Opening reception on Friday November 11th from 7:30PM to 9:30PM

Thursday, June 30, 2016


I'm Here is my latest portrait which I just completed, "Sara" 11 x 14 pencil on Strathmore Bristol smooth paper.

I'm also posting ALL of my work in progress images showing my progress.

"Amy" Complete

Here is my completed portrait of Amy Silverman, Elite Beachbody Fitness Coach.

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Amy" WIP 4

Here's another small update to my portrait of "Amy".  Hopefully my Team Beachbody friends will start to recognize her.  I'm still making adjustments as I go along.  Working on her hair and trying to bring out the realism.  More to come soon!!!

"Amy" WIP 3

Here's an update on my portrait of Amy.  I still need to make adjustments but I'm moving along.  More to come soon!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Amy" (Work in Progress)

Small update on my portrait of "Amy".  I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils still with 4H, 2H, B, and 2B leads.  I am blending using q-tip cotton swabs, a medium tortillion, and a 2 inch Hake Brush.  My blending technique is simple, I add a layer of graphite by making extremely tiny overlapping circles, it's actually more of a circular motion that I make.  I then blend, also making a circular motion lightly.  I then repeat the process and add more layers of graphite until I have the correct tone that I want to achieve.  More to come soon!