June 13, 2012

Close-up Graphite Portrait


Here I have a little more work done on the eyes and eyebrows (still needs more work), and facial modeling.  It's starting to look a bit more 3-d, but there is much more work to be done. The eyes of this beautiful boy are mesmerizing, and I am trying to do them justice in this drawing.  More to come soon.


Katherine Thomas said...

That's interesting that you build the pieces from light to dark. That must be how you achieve the unique softness and depth that your pieces all have. Very beautiful!

Christine Perry | Graphite Art said...

Hi Katherine, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment! I enjoy and appreciate your work! Working from light to dark is the only way I know how to draw. I see others do amazing work drawing from dark to light, and in a way I am doing this also by drawing the darkest places with the lightest pencil first, and build on that. It feels like sculpting the image making it come out of the paper to give it a rich 3-d effect. I am still learning and trying to perfect my way of working. It's such a time consuming way to work, but very rewarding. :-)

Jan/PetsToPosies.com said...

You may not feel you have a style or way of working but whatever you're doing works wonderfully well for you. Your likenesses are always amazing. You can just see this little boy emerging from the paper!

Christine Perry | Graphite Art said...

Thank you for the kind words, Jan! :-) It always feels nice when once work is appreciated.

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