And she’s finished. I’m really satisfied with how this turned out. Four hours of very fulfilling work.
18″ x 24″
Charcoal on Paper
I’ve really been wanting to get my hands on some charcoal lately. This morning, I stumbled upon this video on YouTube and was smitten by the intro and outro. So this portrait is loosely based on Jacquelyn Jablonski.
I’m going to try to keep working on it throughout the week, softening it up and darkening it up. I want something wispy and distant feeling.
Oh, and I redesigned this site this weekend. So if you’re reading this in an RSS feed reader, come by and take a look.
It’s already mid-February, and I’ve seriously neglected to post anything I’ve been working on. Well, today I did a quick sketch of a girl. First I’ve done in some time. It’s graphite on Bristol board. Probably about 4″ x 6″.
I just wanted to get something down on paper that had some evidence of the human hand in it. I’ve been doing the computer stuff so much these past few weeks that my precious pencils were starting to feel sad. I’ve got a lot of digital stuff in the hopper right now, but I’m going to try to do at least one quick sketch or something a week to stay in practice.
And another year for NaNoDrawMo has come to an end. I’m really happy with my output this year, though my original intentions of having the fifty drawings live as a “series” didn’t actually come through. Tomorrow I’ll take some pictures of the complete set in a physical setting just so I can see what fifty drawings look like side-by-side.
But I do think I’m going to take a break from the traditional stuff for a little bit since I need to start prepping for my two presentations at FITC next spring.