Friday, February 26, 2010

Digging the Foundation

Sketch (above) and colored study (below) for a portrait I'm preparing for. Obviously, there's some distortion in the drawing - the elongated head - this happens when you work freehand. I only have photos to work from, and I wanted to really try to internalize the subject, and sitting and drawing is the way to do that.

Click for a closer look, if you like. More on this later.



Unknown said...

This is amazing stuff. Very expressive and technically polished at the same time. What will the final portrait be... oil painting, watercolor? Photoshop?

Dave Kopperman said...

Thanks. Final is going to be oil on panel, with some glazing technique. I'm aiming for a Holbein or Van Eyck portrait vibe.