Sunday, April 19, 2009

100 Heads: Head #57


This is a copy of the painting Portrait of Gabrielle Cot by William Bouguereau (1825-1905). You can see a reproduction of the original here. I do not think I have quite captured the likeness, but I have worked on it long enough and am ready to move on. I am trying to train myself to be more observant; one way I judge my observation skills is by how close I can get to a likeness. In portraiture, precision counts. I used a HB mechanical pencil in a Canson sketch book.

3 comments:

Claudia said...

You did a really good job on that!

Rob Carey said...

Wonderful job with this portrait- enjoy your site.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Claudia and Rob: Thank you for the encouragement!