Friday, March 27, 2015

Commission WIP

Here's a close up of my newest commissioned portrait.  I thought I'd share the detail.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Commissioned Piece

Here's a work in progress of my newest portrait which is a commissioned portrait.  This is 14 x 17 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.  So far I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads.  More to come soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jennifer Beals

Here is my completed drawing of actress Jennifer Beals.  This is 9 x 12 graphite in Bristol Smooth paper.

Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She played the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and appeared as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word.  She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films.

                                       
      

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jennifer Beals WIP 4

Here's an update on my portrait of Jennifer Beals.  I'm working on her beautiful hair, she sure has a lot of it.  I'm working on building depth and body.  I kind of feel like Vidal Sassoon with a pencil, lol.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jennifer Beals WIP 3

Here's an update on my portrait of actress Jennifer Beals. I'm working on her hair, adding depth and body. I draw in each strand then blend using soft bathroom tissue paper. I take a Mono Zero Eraser Pen which I cut a piece off at an angle so that I get nice thin sharp edge. This allows me to "draw" the highlighted hairs. More to come soon!