Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Silver Locket - original oil pastel portrait sketch

I was most interested in her jacket not being centered.  Crazy?  Probably.  Anyway, I didn't give it a ton of thought while drawing and I'm sure it could be improved with a lot of work, but it could also be killed, which is sort of a specialty of mine when I spend too much time on something.  Anyway, I adored her silver locket.  This drawing is on 12 x 9" Strathmore 403 paper, which has that barrier against the oil in oil pastels - or that's what I heard years ago - and while you might be able to see an outline of the drawing on the other side, it doesn't leak through.  I really love that paper and it stands up to Sennelier, which is very gooey.  I've spent the afternoon rummaging through all my drawing papers, looking for a dark paper that would be good for a portrait drawing.  I could probably go 50 miles to the art store and buy some, but I just know that if I go to all that trouble and expense, the portrait will be a disaster!  Guess I'll just work on my black Stonehenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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