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Sunday, December 20, 2009

In Black & White

I started this sketch because I wanted to draw someone beautiful...but soon realized my mistake of not choosing the 'right' subject! ( She is Alicia Silverstone, but I did not work on the likeness factor very much, here-- so you may not recognise her!) The problem was that her face did not have any shades..no gradients to work upon - so it got a little boring and I decided to speed up things and get over with it!
I hate leaving something unfinished, so I did complete this sketch, but honestly, not much time was spent on this one. About 2 hours.I think I need to find better paper...this cartridge paper shows through so much that dark tones are spoiled. I can't achieve the desired smoothness...
Any suggestions?

11 comments:

  1. She doesn't look like her alright but she is beautiful! And you've complained about the paper but I kind of liked the grainy effect :)

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  2. I think you did a beautiful job, Arti. No suggestions from me, for sure.

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  3. Arti, in my opinion this portrait is so beautiful that you should be proud of it!! I would be happy to do something like this!! Ciao, Tito.

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  4. It's a good drawing, maybe too much like the photo though, not enough of you in it. I do like the almost too white softness.

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  5. Thank you very much, Ramesh, AL, and Tito...

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  6. Glad you liked it Anthony.. pencils are like that.Arn't they?Actually I derive pleasure in the thoroughness that pencil art demands...

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  7. She certainly is beautiful and beautifully sketched! Love the softness. I don't do a lot of sketching so sorry I can't be of help on the paper question. It looks perfect to me!

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  8. This is lovely Arti, but your comment about angles and lighting got me thinking as well! They would make a face more interesting to draw, wouldn't they! I agree with Anthony - stunning drawing, but not enough of you in it.

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  9. I think it's a great drawing for a short amount of time.

    I like BFK Rives paper for drawing. It's a print-making paper. It also dries flat if you want to add watercolor or acrylic. Also takes pastel and charcoal beautifully.

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  10. Thank you so much, Gwen, Liz and Liz!Thanks for the info..I will see if I can find this paper.Nice to have you back here:)

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  11. hi arti

    nice space u have here.....the drawing is perfect....though it doesnt look like her! shes beautiful! where do u stay? for suggestions about paper?

    best regards

    veda

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