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  • Jerry : Graphite Portrait WIP 2, 3, 4


    I’m sharing a few stages of Jerry’s portrait with you today. Above, you can see I’ve already worked in his hair and have moved along to the left side of his face to work in the shadows. Initially, I’ll start with a medium value and work either lighter or darker depending on where I’m going in the portrait. I’m wearing a cut up sock (isn’t it cuuuuute) to keep the oils on my hands to myself and to prevent my wrist and hand from smearing the graphite.

    Still working in facial features, darkening in the creases, browline, right eye.

    Here I’ve got the portrait pretty well drawn in. I’ll go back with my eraser pencil (yes, it’s a pencil with eraser instead of lead, one of my favorite pencils!!) and also darken and lighten further. I’ll use my blender pencil (if there’s a cool pencil to be found, I’ve probably got one) to really give that depth and dimension to the finished portrait.

    Overall, I’m very pleased with his portrait. It’s been a while since I’ve worked a two-legged creature (as June put it) and I rather enjoy the challenge!


    pam said,

    Cool beans! :dance:

    12.2.2008 @ 3:47 pm
    taba said,

    lookin good!!

    12.2.2008 @ 4:01 pm
    Marcia said,

    I can’t wait to see the conclusion of this. :clapping:

    12.2.2008 @ 6:25 pm
    Paige said,

    It’s looking great, Leanne!

    12.2.2008 @ 6:45 pm
    Da Goddess said,

    Truly beautiful. I miss working with pencils. Shame on me for ever giving them up.

    12.2.2008 @ 10:14 pm
    Renee said,

    He’s looking very good.

    12.2.2008 @ 10:53 pm
    ArtByErika said,

    Looks really good fruggy! There’s nothing you can’t do is there? He reminds me of James Woods :yahoo:

    12.2.2008 @ 11:14 pm
    Kristin Finaldi said,

    Mr. Young would be so proud, wouldn’t he…. The drawing is amazing!

    12.2.2008 @ 11:25 pm
    Karen said,

    Oh my goodness, if I had not seen your drawing stages, I would have thought you put this on a copy machine. (HUGE COMPLIMENT) because it is so exact and precise and amazing. I did not realize that you did work in graphite…. You really are so gifted and’s wonderful.

    12.3.2008 @ 12:30 pm
    Scott Wills said,

    I am truly impressed with your work. Great job!

    12.3.2008 @ 12:36 pm
    Tommi said,

    I have to admit~ your people portraits are my absolute FAVORITE!!! This is BEAUTIFUL! I still want you to paint My Sunshine for me!!! I just need to come up with some $!!!!
    I love you~ :mrgreen:

    12.3.2008 @ 3:43 pm

    […] has changed since my last update, I’ve blended a medium tone over his whole face, then lightened and deepened further to get […]

    12.4.2008 @ 4:30 pm

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    12.27.2008 @ 10:58 am

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