Category Archives: Portraits
When it comes to pen-and-ink work, I often call myself the “Queen of Stippling.” All those little dots! But I find that I can often get a great deal of subtlety in shading with stippling. So yesterday for the Inktober … Continue reading
Since I had the scanner out, it seemed a good time to scan these four works before I got them back up on the wall. They represent my appreciation of “costume roles”, mainly because the portraits are fun to draw … Continue reading
I created the following picture digitally (actually, in the dimensions of a Facebook “cover picture”), specifically as a birthday present for James A. Owen, who is very fond of Bradbury personally and professionally. It seemed a good way to honor … Continue reading
This is the actual scan of the pencil portraits, which is much clearer than the photo I took of the finished piece. If anyone is interested in prints of this, let me know. I have a Zazzle store … Continue reading
Getting much closer to finishing the piece. But I was still playing chicken with Alec Guinness’ face. Shortly after I took this picture I admitted to myself I’d have to deal with the face. I couldn’t fill in all the … Continue reading
Every little bit makes things come clearer. But I’m still uncertain about Guinness’ face.
More with the negative space. Might as well start building up the darkest spots.
Once the general shapes of the faces were in place, I had to start making choices. Guinness’ face was still stumping me, so I gave my attention to other details: the shape of his hat, his scarf, and the background. … Continue reading
Finally getting around to posting the in-between parts of the Smiley & Karla portraits. THIS PREVIOUS POST shows the earliest point I took a picture of. I had blocked out the positions for the heads and had sketched in the … Continue reading