16 September 2007


Strathmore drawing, 200 gsm, 14" x 10". 2 hours.

this is a carbon pencil sketch from photo documentation. i made a square grid template to fit the paper, then placed this under the sheet and used the show through to transfer the image.

elizabeth is one of my favorite models because of the intricacy and interest of her hair. her face is also at the boundary between a teenager and a woman, and it can be pushed either way.

i used a grid of lines of constant width to indicate shadows over the flesh, and used the spacing of lines denoting hair to indicate shadows in the hair.

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