In my last post I said that after Christmas, I'd show you the drawigns that I have done that I knew were going to be given as gifts. So, now that the holiday is over, I can now display the drawings and give a bit of information about them.
Both pieces are done with pencil and were based on photograghs supplied by the clients. The one with the mother and child, was drawnd on Canson pastel paper then tightly rendered using three different graphite pencils. I really don't try to duplicate the photograph, but to get the emotion of the story in the drawing. Getting the emotion of this image was quite simple as the mother's love for her child was so prevelent. To be honest, it took two attempts to get the drawing just right.
The second drawing, done on Bristol board, although a simpler design was challenging none the less. The client requested a pencil drawing based on his photogragh. The only problem was that the image was very blown out and had very little detail. Not much to work with really, but the client loved the picture and wanted me to focus on her eyes. That gave me an idea...Patrick Nagel! (Read about Patric Nagel at Wikipedia) So focusing on what was there, the detail of the hair and her striking eyes I created this drawing then added the color to her eyes using a French Wash technique.
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