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Tag Archives: George Smiley
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
At the moment, I still haven’t figured out some key things about the ComicsPress template…. so for now, this is a regular post. Which means that although I have pictures of the intermediate steps in the drawing of Guinness and … Continue reading