Thursday, December 3, 2009
A portrait of my best friend Kerri... At first I was debating whether or not to create this using pencil or charcoal or both; in the end I mostly rendered everything in charcoal with touches of 8B Graphite pencil for the facial features and delicate skin tone. After everything I've realized that regardless of whether or not it was rendered in charcoal or pencil it is the actual photo reference I'd like to change.... The next one I'd like to create will be an emotional shot of mostly her face and probably neckline and shoulders with her eyes all done up in cried on makeup but with no crying expression. I have to make sure the lighting is done right though and that there's enough contrast. When I really envision it, I feel like it could almost be a really wonderful lightly toned painting, with soft blues and green, but for now I'll stick to the original idea.