Monday, June 29, 2009

Head of a Young Man

Again, in silverpoint:

Head of a Young Man, 2009, silverpoint on prepared card (enhanced in Photoshop), 11" x 8.5".

The main problem with tonal drawing (for me) is to keep it loose & free-flowing whilst darkening the image with successive layers of shading. A lot of the subtlety has been lost, of course, between the scanning & the Photoshopping, but I guess it's the elusive lightness of touch that is hard to maintain...

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