Sunday, September 1, 2013

Long Ago....Woman with a Mona Lisa Smile

              6X8 inches, pencil on watercolor paper.   Drawn from a very old
              photo.  The stiffness of people in early photographs makes
              them look as if carved out of stone.  I added a slight smile on
              her face as she was quite somber in the photo.  This drawing
              took two hours and was done carefully measuring distances,
              looking at values and trying to capture the feeling of antiquity.
              As usual diagonal lines are used to create the shading. 
              My motivation was practice as I feel that I am a little rusty.

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