02 June 2008


watercolor on Arches HP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".

a portrait study of april, primarily to explore the projection of her nose in relation to the rest of her face, and the overall shape of her hair.

i used a very simple color and light scheme in imitation of 15th century continental portraits.

no blue in the painting.

01 June 2008


wolff's carbon on Strathmore drawing 180 gsm, 12" x 17.5".

a portrait of lula with extended legs. i used a diagonal eighths grid to copy the figure freehand from a photo.

the main problems were the foot and the foreshortening of the flexed leg and the face.

i built the figure outline gradually and only hinted at the figure environment.