Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Portrait attempt

Study of a Redhead 12x16 pastel, copyright 2011

Wow, portraits are hard!  This one started out as a portrait of my daughter, based on a sketch done during Life Drawing last week.  After hours and hours of working, erasing, and reworking, I finally gave up trying to make it look like her.  The only thing I kept was the hair.  I wonder if it's easier to do a portrait of someone you don't know as well.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not much of a portraitist myself, and have no tips. There is a nice roundness and believability to the head...
    Maybe you could get her to sit for you? Then you might see how to fix it?