Thursday, January 07, 2010
I'm working on the portrait of my mother on a 22 x 30 sheet of Stonehenge. I started out with charcoal, then couldn't find the charcoal I usually use (its here in the studio somewhere) so added graphite then a touch of coloured charcoal for the clothing. I haven't used coloured charcoal pencils much, they're a bit of an oddity in my opinion, but can give a subtle hint of colour which may work well in this piece.
As this is a large sheet of paper and the right hand side is predominantly a patterned cover for the sofa she's on, it may take some time to draw. Or I may reduce the size of the drawing. We'll see how far my patience lasts with fiddly detail.
The NL Blogroll highlights blogs from around the province and mine was highlighed in the fall, along with others in the past year. Stephen Harris, the owner started a NL Bloggers Choice Award based on individuals voting via a poll and getting additional points through comments. If you care to vote for Illustrated Life, you can do so here. My blog is way out of the running but its fun to participate.