Monday, January 23, 2012

Totally Out of It

Graphite on Copier Paper

This is from a photo taken early one morning after a bad night of sleep.  He was totally out of it looking rather scraggly and rough.

I still need practice in depicting wrinkles and creases in skin but am thrilled it turned out as it did.

Working this I was hoping for various textures and directional strokes for added interest.  Some areas smudged, some raw pencil work.  I found the way I did the shading in the face helped to depict just how rough he was feeling.  I could have used a smooth shading but didn't think it would give me that same overall feeling.

The "thing" off to the right (as you view it) is a feather shaped earring (he's part American Indian).

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