Monday, December 29, 2008

100 Heads: Head #46

This is a copy of the Julia Margaret Cameron photograph Mrs. Herbert Duckworth (1867). My focus is on using light and shadow to model the human head. I took a painterly approach to this portrait. I first massed in the darks, leaving the white of the paper for the lights. I then adjusted the darks to get midtones. I used a mechanical pencil and tortillion in a Canson Universal Sketch Book.

4 comments:

Anita said...

laurel - you have a super style.

Peggy Fussell said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks, Anita and Peggy.

Penhallow Street said...

Graceful and dramatic! Just lovely.