martedì 24 gennaio 2012

portrait sketch #1

© JANE MINTER
portrait sketch #1
pencil sketch A4

..wanted to share my progress with portrait practice ...a free-hand pencil sketch of my grandmother  working from an old  black and white photo  ...I'm struggling but at the same time I'm enjoying just taking time to focus on portraits and sketch ...consuming lots of 8B pencils.

23 commenti:

Judy ha detto...

Very beautiful, Jane!

Jane ha detto...

Great portrait Jane ! A lot of expression...it isn't easy but it is fun when all of a sudden grandmother or whoever you are sketching is staring at you. I am sketching one of my sisters for the moment, and it makes me chuckle to 'create ' her , there is something intimate about portraits.

Anns Art ha detto...

Really like this and how you have kept the angle of the pencil lines to bring out the face.

Sadami ha detto...

Hi,Jane,
Just take it easy. The eyes are very impressive, which tell viewers stories. Have fun! Hope your pencils will dance on papers.
Kind regards,Sadami

Anamaria ha detto...

So interesting, Jane!She has already an expression. It's a challenge, isn't it?

Pat ha detto...

What a great sketch. Excellent piece. xx

Marty ha detto...

beautiful paintings I have missed on your blog !
this portrait is great ! nice work Jane !

Sandra ha detto...

Ooh they are so challenging aren't they, those portraits? But it's also so absorbing! It's also surprising how even the slightest miss-placed highlight or shadow can mean the difference between a likeness or not! This looks great and I can't wait to see more :0)

Sketchbook Squirrel ha detto...

This is really great. You have such an effortless looking style going on here that gives it such a free and easy appeal.

Tito ha detto...

Hi Jane, what a beautiful portrait of your grandmother! Very nice shadows and lights! Great job!

Noemí ha detto...

La práctica consigue la perfección. Está muy bien el dibujo!

Caroline ha detto...

Hi Jane, nice to see your delicate sketch of your grandmother here on your blog.

John (JWJarts) ha detto...

Freehand portraits are beyond me so I look at this in awe. Can't wait to see it finished. Wonderful.

Manuel Moyano ha detto...

Te animo a que sigas practicando, pues lo haces fenomenal. Un saludo

suzanneberry ha detto...

i love your pencil work, beautifully done jane!

Blaga ha detto...

I like the strong values and large strokes, without fussing over every detail in the face. Nicely done!

Floriana Quaini ha detto...

Ciao Jane, wonderful portrait! I like a lot the intensity of the eyes and the face that I see very sweet.
Very nice woman your granmother...
Ciao, abbracci, ciao, Floriana

Lydie ha detto...

Well done Jane, beautiful tonal study of the portrait.

Joan Sicignano Artist ha detto...

Great work, you are very talented.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

joan lydie floriana blaga suz manuel john caroline noemi tito SBS sandra marty pat anamaria sadami ann jane and judy thankyou all so much for your encouragement.

Suzanne ha detto...

You're doing great Jane, this is beautiful.

Irina ha detto...

You can see the lady's character in this drawing. Great work, keep going!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

hi there suzanne thankkyou .... making a lot of value sketches ...hope your course is going well

hi irina lots of practice needed ...thanks