I’ve been working on my second human portrait. This time it’s Angelina Jolie in graphite. I think it’s largely finished, but I may end up adding a bit more detail or increasing the contrast in places. I’m not a fan of Angelina Jolie – I can only name one movie she featured in – but I came across a photo that I thought lent itself to this kind of drawing. This piece was drawn in graphite and the dark areas were drawn with pencils with a high proportion of carbon to avoid the ‘shine’ that can occur from too much graphite.
Work on Tia (left) and Dougie (right) has finished and the end result is now signed, mounted and framed, ready to hand over to the dogs' owners. They've already seen these pictures and I'm relieved to say that they're very happy with the result. I'm grateful to them for entrusting ... Read more