Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Pile of Portraits

Let's look at a few more drawings this week. Instead of full figures maybe some portraits for a change. And just to mix it up, how about a variety of media. I may use all the labels today.

Why do I use different media? Sometimes it's a matter of size. Silverpoint is good for smaller things, charcoal works better bigger, in my case at least, and pencil works for everything. Sometimes it's just a matter of, "I haven't done one of those in a while." Perhaps not the best of reasons, but it's all I got.

Pencil on Stonehenge paper

Charcoal heightened with white chalk

Silverpoint heightened with white gouache

This is me after all. There has to be a silverpoint drawing.

And for those who are wondering if I have forgotten how to paint.

Oil on canvas
16 x 12

I had a tough time photographing this one. Hope I got the correct picture.

As it turns out these are actually pretty good likenesses. You might recognize a couple of the models. The last is Elandria. She's been here at least twice before. And the first is Jessica who you might recognize from some earlier portrait studies. Thanks to all my lovely models.


d00mg1rl said...

I think its good that you can work in different mediums. It keeps things interesting which this selection of portraits certainly are.

Dave B said...

I like to change things up from time to time. It also gives a wider price range. Pencil doesn't cost much, charcoal a bit more mainly because they tend to be bigger, silverpoint a bit more, watercolor a little more and oils for the big spenders ;) Actually none are all that expensive.