Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Portrait Monday

The model was a young Chinese girl. We had three 20 minute poses and here are the results;

First pose - pencil. The scanned image was too pale so I adjusted the contrast to make it pop more. Cute sketch, but does not look like the model at all.

Second pose - I tried using the proportional divider to measure the features.
I don't like anything about this sketch. The charcoal used did nor blend, the measurements are off, the face is too long when in reality it was more round. The paper however is great (Strathmore tinted sketchbook 9 x 12).

Third pose:
This is the only sketch that has some resemblance with the model.

At the end of the session, the model chose one sketch from each participant. In my case, she chose the second sketch...who knows why that one ?!