This is my lovely niece, Bethanne. She was married last year and I asked her if I could do a portrait of her as a gift. Because she lives in California, it took a while for us to get together but a couple of months ago, she came to visit my sister who now lives near me. We did a photo shoot and I did a very short life study..and now I am finally getting started on her portrait. I thought I might post my progress. I have been studying portraiture more and this is part of my journey-to get more proficient at portraiture and perhaps explore better figurative paintings in the future. I have some ideas that I want to pursue and so this year, while I'm taking this break from shows and the stress related to that, I hope to explore some of those ideas...so I'm just getting started in these respects...
I'll be working more on the drawing tomorrow and until I get the drawing correct and then start with the shapes of color...I am somewhat happy with this start but the drawing I can see needs some work...thanks for reading.
|The Beginning Drawing 16x12|