ABOUT THIS PICTURE
Graphite on paper. Made from a reference photograph on 6/18/2015. I’ve been working on short session portrait sketches. This one took an hour, and as you can see there are lots of marks. It is not finalized. I’ve been trying to develop my eye — being able to sketch from a reference photo without getting a ruler out and pre-measuring. I start with loose gestural lines and add more details from there. It’s coming along really well. I still have a lot of work to do with getting hair right. But I am learning and finding a kneaded eraser to be an invaluable tool.