Thursday, March 31, 2011
A little more
I'm inching my way forward with this coloured pencil piece, not sure if I'm losing some of the likeness in places, but its still early days yet and time to tweak later.
The left side of the face is in fairly heavy shadow, so I'm working out my palette on a scrap of paper to ensure I get it right before trying to experiment on the portrait itself. Colour swatches on spare scraps of the same paper are a god send and save time and frustration.
Self portraits are always interesting and I find out something new about myself with each one. Perhaps April should be Self Portrait Month and everyone try one. Its a very useful exercise.