It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. –Elizabeth Taylor
Graphite on Bristol Smooth
Well, here is another portrait. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to draw people. I’m actually drawing eyes, a nose, a mouth and it actually looks like eyes, a nose and a mouth! And I’m crushin’ on that hair! It isn’t as black as I would like but the tooth of my paper would not hold anymore graphite.
The drawing is a little different from the head shot photo. In the photo she seemed to be leaning against a curtain with some kinda cord that was in her eye line. I thought that it competed with her eyes and drew attention away from her long lashes. The curtain was blurred out but so were her hands so I drew in darker fabric and brought her hand out a little. I think she is just so beautiful. I just hope I did her beauty justice.
4 thoughts on “Elizabeth Taylor…”
This is very beautiful! 🙂 I really like your portraits
Your portraits are lovely! I haven’t tried the smooth Bristol, for portraits, but I think I’ll give it a go. I really like the finish it leaves! nancy
I think portraits are your thing. They are very good! I guess we will be seeing you all on Saturday! Looking forward to it!