Tuesday, 27 October 2009

''Jack'' Completed


Im calling this finished, I think if I play about with this any more I will do more harm than good, its not 100% as I wanted in fact its a long way from there, but for a first attempt at a portrait I'm reasonably happy, iv'e learnt a few things on the way and that makes it all worth while, it will be interesting to hear what Jack has to say himself!... finished size is approx 8 x 7 inches drawn on mellotex off white paper using 2h, hb, and 2b mechanical pencils

10 comments:

Wendy Mould said...

Looks good for your first portrait. I find that it is a lot different from drawing animals. One thing I do is I use a dry brush to 'move or paint' my graphite onto the picture. It really helps to get some of that subtle shading that is needed to develop the facial features.

Sally McLean said...

You have done superb job Grahame. Pretty jolly good for a first portrait!

Kathleen Coy said...

You did a great job, Grahame. I love the hair! Jack looks like he's a lot of fun.

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Wendy, as this was my first portrait I approached as if I was drawing an animal, and worked around any problems in the same way, i've tried the brush technique and cant get it to work for me just need more practice i think, thanks for the comments...

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Sally

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Kathleen, your right, jack's a really nice guy, i'll have to try another one of him showing his tattoo's...

Krista Hasson said...

wow, you amaze me, the detail and realism you achieve is fantastic, thank you for the WIP, it is great to see it come to life!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Krista, good to hear from you. at my age I dont amaze many women...lol

Dors said...

Great job Grahame.. so realistic it's superb.

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you as always Dors..