Saturday, August 8, 2009

Quick Portrait Practice

Hello, all.

I decided to post this as I am finding my way into a new medium: conte'. I have enjoyed using it and it has become my first choice for drawing the figure. Right now, sanguine seems to work best for me.

This was a portrait study of my niece, Jazelle, who has been modeling recently for several local groups. We were at the studio of Scott Burdick and Susan Lyon, some of the nicest and most talented artists I have ever met. In fact, I was surprised to receive my latest issue of Drawing Magazine to find that Susan's image was prominently displayed on the cover, and a full length article about her work was inside. She is truly amazing, and so is Scott.

I don't think that I did my niece justice, though... I was rushing through it because I had to leave the session early, but I did like what I got.

Next, I will be giving a demonstration of how I use color to create an illustration.

Have a great week!

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