Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A graphite portrait -

This weekend I picked up my pencils again to see what I could do with graphite and no paint to confuse me!

This took a few hours, but it was fun to do. I'm not so happy with the paper. It is a 9 inch by 12 inch, 65 lb. sketch pad that I am dedicating to just portraits, but the paper seems to fill up with graphite very quickly. I've noticed that drawing on watercolor paper is a lot different. The graphite smears more and I have a much easier time getting shadows and shading the way I like. Oh well, live and learn.

Does she look black and beautiful?

I think so.


Diane said...

She's just beautiful, and you got those eyes going on again--love this!!

milkcan said...

Stunning! You are very talented!

Mary said...

Adrian, she is just gorgeous!!!!

Buffy said...

Love this sketch,she's so sultry looking.