Elizabeth Taylor…

Elizabeth Taylor

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…

  1. 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

  2. I think portraits are your thing. They are very good! I guess we will be seeing you all on Saturday! Looking forward to it!

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