Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Here are some updates on my newest portrait, "Elizabeth" 11 x 14 pencil on Bristol Smooth paper.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Elizabeth WIP 1

Here is a new portrait I'm working on.  "Elizabeth" 11 x 14 pencil on Bristol Smooth paper.

I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with a 2B lead.  No blending tools are being used.  I am layering my graphite by making tiny tiny overlapping circles (Ricky circles) and achieving deep darks by layering and using a harder hand pressure.  As the tone goes lighter, I lighten my hand pressure.

For her hair, I am drawing each strand, again overlapping the strands and varying my hand pressure, for darker hair I use more pressure and for lighter/highlighted hair, I use a lighter hand pressure.  For strong highlights in the hair, I use a Mono Zero eraser which I cut the tip at an angle to get a super shard edge which allows me to "draw" the strong highlighted hairs.  

More to come soon!

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!!!