Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A Bow in Her Hair - original graphite pencil portrait drawing

This drawing began from life, but, alas, what young person wants to sit for a portrait - not many.  And I tried letting her watch a movie while I drew, but the pose kept changing, so - thank goodness for cameras!  You know, of course, that I'm not much of a photographer, but I did the best I could, and here we are - 11 x 14" on Borden and Riley Paris paper for pens.  I love that slick surface for drawing.  Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Lucy Chen said...

You made me smile when you say "what young person wants to sit for a portrait", Connie!

I've been painting my two small children in the last month, and I paint all of them, 16 so far, from photos. I'd be insane to ask a 3-yeard-old and a 1-year-old to sit for a portrait! LOL

Anthony Duce said...

The mid-tones are great.. Looks more to be from life than a photo.. Wouldn't have known.

hmuxo said...

this drawing is beautiful, Connie. I take photos all the time especially if I'm painting the grandkids...they would never stay still, for even a photo! LOL

Connie said...

Hi Lucy - yes, I think photos must be the way to go with kids! Glad you stopped by!

Connie said...

A very nice compliment, Anthony - thank you!

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - it is really hard to get them to be still - I've had the same experience - thanks for stopping by!