Greetings again, and Happy Saint Patrick's Day! All too often, I get these brilliant ideas for artwork, and then don't realize how much time it will take to finish them. By the time they are done, they're 3 months late (in this case at least). Still, I thought I would share a couple of graphite drawings that I just completed for my hunny, Marco's family..... as Christmas gifts. You can't rush a masterpiece, right?! I decided to do two pieces, on watercolor paper. The first is of Marco, his mom and sister hugging each other. The second is of his sister's family, sitting on a wall. As you could guess, the portraits were much harder than drawing the whole family on the wall! Have a look-see:
My lovely workspace. So much nicer to have a place where I don't have to set up my easel every time I want to work!
Didn't take any early on pictures, but here's a good view at some mid-development... shading was huge in this one. Marco's mom in the middle was almost completely in shadow, so there was a lot of challenge in making the light source look accurate and still allowing details in her face to show through.
Not quite right... kind of dark for what I had in mind...
There, that works! Finished product -- 18" by 24", graphite on watercolor paper.
Here are the shots for the McAdams family sitting on the wall: