Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pencil Portrait/Linda

Pencil & graphite portrait done from photo I posted earlier, taken in the 1940's. Each time I got one part of the face the way I liked it, I saw that another part needed fixing. Unfortunately, when I went to fix one area, I scratched it and couldn't remove the dark spot so I had to use Photoshop. Anyway, this is just for my sketchbook and I learned a good lesson from it, don't overwork and drive yourself crazy!

4 comments:

YouthHealth said...

Lou I really like the pencil portrait of Linda. Thanks for sharing. How long did this take you and what type of paper did u use?

Linda H. Feinberg said...

This was just a drawing for myself as practice. It took more than 6 hours, done in bits and pieces of time. It is in my sketchbook, Strathmore Windpower Drawing, acid free, 80 lb. If you want to be more professional, I would suggest trying Bristol Vellum. That works well with pencil and pens. Thanks for the nice comment.

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Whataportrait said...

Amazing and mind blowing.. all details look so realistic.. just loved it !! Keep up the good work. You are a gift to humanity indeed !