Sunday, September 26, 2010

Portrait Sketch

Did this portrait sketch in graphite using H and 2B pencils, this morning.  The size and placement of the iris has to be corrected as he is looking a bit cross-eyed.  Also, it looks like more time was spent on the folds and wrinkles in his neck because of the shading.  This sketch will be used as the basis to paint his portrait so it is important to get the features as correct as I can before transferring to watercolor paper.

Today we continue celebrating September birthdays (it's been an all week thing).  The family is gathering again and we will have a huge lunch then visit for awhile.  A great opportunity to take photos to practice drawing people. 

4 comments:

Fay Akers said...

Yes take advantage of that opportunity. There is nothing better then unsuspecting family members to pose. LOL

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Yes, the facial features are looking good so far Ann, good angle on the nose and the mouth, I'm loving that neck already, I know you'll have a great drawing as your painting base when you're done with this.
Hope you're enjoying the celebrations! take as many photos as you can, one can never have too many of those for practice, right?

Liquid &Tunsie said...

Just been bloghopping. love your art work.

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks for commenting, Fay, Teresa and Liquid Tunsie. You are appreciated. :)