Thinking about the composition of a drawing, what do you think makes an interesting portrait?
I have been pleasantly surprised at the results of doing the quick 2-minute studies at the beginning of a portrait sitting, finding the need to focus deeper on the face and shape of the head with more accuracy, to draw what I see, not what I think. It’s been an interesting and challenging change from drawing a full figure.
Attending events has been a enjoyable way to meet other like-minded artists a people. I take along with me a selection of small works on paper (A5 and no larger than A4) for display and for selling… and they are a great conversation starter, pleasingly Seated Nude I recently sold during my weekend residency at Eurambeen Homestead open garden
On occassion I add colour to my large charcoal drawings using conte and coloured pastels, I’m interesested as to whether the large 40 minute portrait drawings (below) have been improved by the addition of colour compared with previous black and white drawings, or should I stick with the Black and White?