Monday, July 23, 2007

Portrait Update


“The idea of full dress for preparation for a battle comes not from a belief that it will add to the fighting ability. The preparation is for death, in case that should be the result of conflict. Every Indian wants to look his best when he goes to meet the great Spirit, so the dressing up is done whether in imminent danger is an oncoming battle or a sickness or injury at times of peace.” -Wooden Leg (late 19th century) Cheyenne

I've added more layers to this portrait and its coming together. The headscarf is a little problematic with the patterning but I'll conquer it eventually. Its been ages since I did any portrait work with coloured pencil and I'm quite enjoying the process and the colours in this piece.

7 comments:

Paulette said...

Jeanette,
This is amazing!A masterpiece!
Paulette

Dave said...

"Coming together" is a bit of an understatement! This is wonderful. The background is amazing.

Jeanette said...

Thank you Paulette. I'm enjoying creating this one so far.

I love soft muted backgrounds Dave. I've usually steered clear of them but this is my new mantra 'do backgrounds, do backgrounds' :)

Katherine said...

Three cheers - great background. The cutting is pretty good too!

Mary said...

Jeanette, this is looking fantastic. I think you doing very well with the headscarf.

Claudia said...

Jeanette, this is fantastic!!!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Katherine.

Mary, I'm glad you like it.

Claudia, thanks for commenting