Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sanguine Pencil Drawing of Dan


This is a sanguine and white pastel pencil drawing on Velvet Gray Strathmore paper of Dan, a model whose pencil portrai I posted on this blog several months ago when his hair was cut quite short. The pastel pencils permit me to draw mainly with areas of light and dark shading rather than line and it thus approximates painting much more closely than graphite. In this case the studio used a light from the ground to illuminate Dan's face, thereby creating an eerie, almost horror-movie look.

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