Continuing with my fascination of studying John Singer Sargent portrait drawings. One of his portraits, Mrs. John Beals Mills, illustrate just how brilliant of an artist he was with a loose style for backgrounds and incidental elements, to his focus on the face for the precision accomplished with soft and hard edges, and value ranges. Incredible work.
My drawing study of Mrs. John Beals Mills, 12×9, was done in charcoal (love this stuff for portraits) using both vine and pencil, and a kneaded eraser. This free-hand drawing took about 3 – 4 hours, mainly because I wanted to be more precise with her face proportions.
My purpose in studying John Sargent Singer is to learn portraits in this loose style and hopefully develop character to individuals that I may draw at a later date.
Have a great weekend, back to oil pastel rock studies on Monday (four more studies to go) ~
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