Monday, July 28, 2014

Portrait of JT - Work in Progress

Here's a portrait I'm working on for practice.  Lately I've been wanting to draw deep shadows.  I really love a face in shadow and how the light plays off of the features.   I love the dramatic effect.

With this portrait, JT's face is mostly in shadow with just the left (screen's right) side of his face is in the light.   This is my interpretation of JT.

This is a work in progress.  The size is 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.  For pencils I'm using Prismacolor Torquoise drawing pencils 7H, 4H, H, 2B, and 4B.   I'm blending using bathroom tissue paper, a medium tortillion, and a cotton swab.

Update coming soon!