You didn’t think I’d let Thursday’s drawing to get away – oh no here is my latest . . .
The Glance, is a charcoal portrait drawing (12×9) on Strathmore Drawing paper – I’m fast running out of soft charcoal (used charcoal brick and pencil, and vine). I’ll soon be switching back over to graphite with a new marine drawing (as a Thursday drawing project).
The Glance was a nice challenge for me in sketching a side-portrait but also because the model had a strong profile that lent itself to strong lines and strokes. Blending on this piece was done with a stump, tortillum, charcoal pencil and my fingers.
Hope you have a wonder weekend. Thank you for checking in ~
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Thank you Elena – she went through so many changes.
I think this is very beautiful…and I find it hard to believe that you have a hard time drawing what you see!! Love your work! ❤
Hi Lorrie, thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. Oh I’ve always had an issue (good thing for me that erasers were invented) with drawing what I see in particular angles/direction of lines. It’s something that I recognize, which makes studying the subject and my progress against it so important for outcomes.
Kudos for you then…because you work through you struggles and make very beautiful creations! ❤
You’ve captured the “glance” perfectly! Great work.
Thanks Carol! Don’t you wonder what she is thinking/looking at?
The glance shows a lot of emotions in it! So wonderful!
Thanks Elizabeth, it was interesting to see what came of this portrait. You all are so encouraging, I wasn’t even going to post her!
You’ve captured the natural expression beautifully
Thanks so much – I really appreciate it!
This isn’t just a glance, it’s a glance that says a lot! Why does my heart go thumpety-thump? Very well done, Mary. Have a lovely Sunday.
Thanks very much Paul – I enjoyed your feedback!
Great lines. Well done, Mary. 😉
Thank you Judy!!
Now those cheekbones are very prominent, it is her best feature and because is a side portrait you totally captured the beauty of it! My favorite part of this piece is the hair, that is absolutely perfectly executed, period! Your proportions of portraits are so good Mary, the balance is well divided, the tilting is perfect, it seems the using of lines for dividing the face worked out very well! I enjoy your lovely ladies! Have a most wonderful weekend!
Wow Eva, incredible and generous feedback. I can’t thank you enough for always being present with my work – means a good deal to me. It was a most difficult portrait for me to do, because of her head tilt (mind over matter, difficult for me to draw what I see). After drawing her, I’m re-visiting quick head sketches – void of details, working more on angles and correct proportions to features. At some point I’ll get closer to what I envision and a soft overall feel to the drawings. For now I’ll bask in your comments and consider myself very lucky to have such an incredible blogging friend. Have a wonderful weekend ~
Very nice Mary! Have a great weekend.
Thanks Rhonda! Same to you ~
Ah, Mary, nicely captured! 🙂 Have a great weekend! 🙂
Thank you so much Marina – the charcoal got away from me somewhat with this piece. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Great work, a wonderful portrait!
Thank you, much appreciated!
I like the play of shadow and light.
Thank you Fiona!
That eyebrow really captures her, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t want to mess her about!
Hi A! Thanks very much – I’m noticing the photograph doesn’t show her too well. Yeah her eye brow is all about attitude. Thanks again ~
As always, Mary, fine work
Thank you John – always appreciate your encouragement!
Lovely portrait. 🙂
I’m trying to sense her mood, but the lips are the reason for my indecision.
Ah yes, those lips – ha, they went through several changes (charcoal can be very unforgiving in making changes), well lets just say this portrait became the challenge and no more changes could be made. Thanks so much for your feedback ~