Amanda
8.5 x 11 in.
Graphite on Paper.
Finally finished the Amanda portrait. I was having a difficult time trying to figure out the composition of the neck line and shoulders to fit to the page. 
My goal for this drawing was to create movement and develop the “turn” of the planes of both the face and the shapes of the hair. I always have a difficult time getting all of the plane surface information I want to capture without overly flattening the image. I have been trying to fully map out the structures of the face before i get involved with any surface details or tones.  Its a fine balancing act between structure of planes and the wonderful little surface details, such as the shadow cast on the checks from the glasses, and the highlights on the curls. 
It was a fun portrait, but I’m happy to be done.

Amanda

8.5 x 11 in.

Graphite on Paper.

Finally finished the Amanda portrait. I was having a difficult time trying to figure out the composition of the neck line and shoulders to fit to the page. 

My goal for this drawing was to create movement and develop the “turn” of the planes of both the face and the shapes of the hair. I always have a difficult time getting all of the plane surface information I want to capture without overly flattening the image. I have been trying to fully map out the structures of the face before i get involved with any surface details or tones.  Its a fine balancing act between structure of planes and the wonderful little surface details, such as the shadow cast on the checks from the glasses, and the highlights on the curls.

It was a fun portrait, but I’m happy to be done.

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