Portraiture as one of my stronger art topics that I am more confident in.
This is a self-portrait done from life using a mirror. Focussing more on shape and the lines in a face rather than shading and tone.
This transcription of a third party photo in pencil. One of the first images I had a chance to fully appreciate the intricacy of how light catches hair.
Another transcription of a third party photo in colour pencil. In this image I learned how to blend pencil colours to blend skin tones and also emphasising where the light catches the front of the face to improve the 3D qualities of the image.
This 2nd self-portrait was done from a photograph using pencil. I tried to use gradation to perfect the scale of the image. This was made easier by drawing on a larger scale (60cm x 40cm).