Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kevin WIP 6

Here's an update to my newest portrait of Artist Kevin Wueste.  I'm still working on light and shadow.   More to come soon!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Self Portrait WIP 1

Here's a self portrait that I started.  This was for a demo I did on my drawing technique on Thursday 11/15/2012.   I used a 0.5mm Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead for the entire drawing.

I blended using a medium tortillion, toilet paper, a cotton swab, and a hake brush.  For the tone, I used circulism then blended the small areas with a medium tortillion.  For the larger areas, I used the toilet paper.   I blend in a circular fashion as well.   The highlights, I'm picking out with a kneaded eraser.  The hair on my eyebrows were done using a Tuff Stuff Eraser stick.  I drew in each strand then blended with a medium tortillion then picked out the highlights by "drawing" the highlighted strands with the Tuff Stuff Eraser stick.   More to come soon!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Portrait of Kevin WIP 5

Here's a small update to my latest portrait. I am focusing on light and shadow with this one. More to come soon!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Portrait of Kevin

Here's the start of my newest portrait.  This portrait is of artist Kevin Wueste. 

I've added Kevin's right eye and am working on building up the tone. I layer initial tone using 4H lead. I am using a circulism technique (drawing in tiny tiny circles very close together) then I blend using a medium tortillion also in a circular pattern. I then take a cotton swab and blend again, this allows me to soften the tone a bit more and gives a more smoother transition from dark to light tone. I then add another layer of tone using a 2H lead then I repeat the blending process. 

For the eye, I took a mechanical pencil with a 2B lead and darkened the edge around the iris and I add light tone. I darken the pupil but I'm careful not to lose the catch light. I blend again using a medium tortillion then a cotton swab. I then take a hake brush and brush the entire drawing. I feel that using the hake brush gives the drawing a polished look which I personally like. 

This is 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Vellum


Another update will be coming soon!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Woburn Guild of Artists Annual Open Art Exhibition

I am preparing for the Woburn Guild of Artist's 49th Annual Open Art Exhibit which will be held at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Woburn on Saturday November 24, 2012 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.

I will be entering three pieces this year. My portraits titled "Abigail", "Brian and Tori", and "Young Prince" will be entered to be judged. Judging will take place Saturday afternoon from 12:00 - 2:00 PM.
Here's my newest portrait "Brian and Tori"

                                   17 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper