Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shar and Helen at Graduation

This is the first of (probably) many pieces I'm going to do based on the photos I took of my basic training graduation. I don't normally use charcoal for portraits, but it's all I've got available at the moment, so I thought I'd give it a go. I used rough watercolour paper to give it a grainy appearance because I was trying to make it look a little vintage, like the photo it's based on:

1 comment:

  1. It'll be great to see all the drawings you produce from your photos! Charcoal gives a very immediate sort-of feel to a drawing - like you just sat and drew it from life. I like it a lot!