Its gone quiet on the 'client contact' front this week - feedback still awaited for 2 portraits and photos outstanding for another. So I've had a bit of a 'juggle' and this afternoon outlined and started work on a double portrait I'd expected to start after Christmas ... got to keep the momentum going! I'll show some WIP pics when its a little further advanced.
In the meantime here's a graphite drawing I've got 'on the go' as its easier for me to work on non-colour pictures once the daylight disappears. So this is coming along very slowly as I'm working on it in short sessions. It isn't required till after Christmas but I expect it to be completed long before then.
The ref photo is an old passport picture so not big or clear but there's enough detail for me to see her features. My problem is the ornate hairstyle which is very dark in the photo so there will be more than a little 'artistic licence' involved
Its drawn on bright white Mellotex paper but as usual the photos look blue - I will be making lots of adjustments to her lip and skintones along the way but want to get the dark hair a little further advanced which will help me to work out the balance.
Right that's me finished for the day - have a great weekend everybody. We had a Royal visit today - well the Queen and Prince Philip visited Margate which is close to us ... I didn't have a car today so couldn't take a look. I understand the local council scurried round cleaning/painting and 'tarting up' the town and the smelly seaweed was removed from Margate Beach in case it caused a 'right royal stink' :-)