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Sorry to keep you all waiting for a very long time. It has been one of those trying times when you get caught up with the circumstance that catch you unguarded. Since my last post, I have been working on this portrait with such a maddeningly sl-0-o-w pace.  The model is my former classmate and friend. We have known each other for close to 15 years. When he requested me to do a portrait I just could not refuse him. But considering how late I finished it, he must be wondering if I gave him an empty promise.  I am using Bristol surface for the first time to do this portrait. I love this surface for my drawings. I thanks Alexis for her recommendation. As she said, it can withstand a lot of erasing and drawing over.

My scanner/printer is broken, so I had to take the photo of the picture manually. I am not entirely satisfied with the outcome but this is the best I can come with.
9 by 12 inches on Strathmore Bristol smooth surface
Drawn with mechanical pencil and 2B pencil

Portrait # 31

Written by artpearls

June 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm