Saturday, November 14, 2009

Carol, Graphite Portrait

Carol
9" x 11 1/4"
Graphite
Bristol Board Smooth

Last Friday was Carol's birthday. I worked all day Friday on a drawing only to have it turn out not resembling her at all. So this morning I started this second portrait. This one does look like her but I will set it aside until tomorrow so I can look at it with a fresh eye to see if there needs to be more changes. Luckily I have until late tomorrow afternoon to make any corrections.

8 comments:

Paula Ilha said...

Hi Ann! I'm happy to find your blog. Very nice work!
Thank you for you comment.

RHCarpenter said...

I hope you are happy with it, Ann. It's a good portrait but only you know if you got the resemblance right or not. Tell me how you like working on bristol board - does it erase well? Does the paper hold up? I've never drawn on it.

jgr said...

Hi Ann,
Thank you for your comment. I love your blog and your art. You inspire me so much. Thank you!

Ann Buckner said...

Hi Paula, good to see here. :)

Rhonda, I do like bristol board. It takes erasing well. Next want to try wc's on it or maybe watersoluble graphite. Fun to experiment.

Hi JGR, thanks for visiting. :) I feel inspired by all the work everyone does and shares with us on the internet.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann, this is such a lovely portrait! Are you going to paint it? Is Carol your sister?

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Deb! No plans to paint it. Carol was shocked and surprised when she saw it. It looks like her yet something is still not quite right. I think the left side of her hair by her face looks pasted on rather than growing from the skin. So will have to practice on that area of the hair. Always more to learn isn't there.

Celeste Bergin said...

appears to be very good draftsmanship--I hope you will be able to get the resemblance that you seek--because it is a good portrait!

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you Celeste. It does look like my sister it is mainly the way the hairline is on the left side of her face that is bothering me. Hope to get it to look more natural today.