Month: October 2012


Abby finished

Graphite on Winsor & Newton Bristol Board Extra Smooth 20cm x 13cm

This is the finished portrait of Abby.  It started off well, but I’m not completely happy with the finished piece  – I think the darks need to be pushed more to make the highlights ‘pop’.  Anyway the objection of this subject was to practise and I have certainly done that! The pencils that I used were Faber Castell 9000 and the grades – 5H, 2H, H, HB, B, 3B & a little of 5B.

Thank you to CWPhotos from the Wetcanvas forum for the original photograph.

Below are the works in progress.