Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Cute Pair



It seems that portrait commissions come two-by-two for me, and I like it like that! (My last five commissions have been for two or more portraits.) Drawing a pair of siblings, as these pretty girls are, always makes me more aware of the subtle little differences and similarities in features and expressions. There is also a benefit to looking at them side by side for a few days at the finishing stage, adding a touch here and there until they are equally good. (That being said, I have no such control over scans and photographs of my pencil drawings. Why are grays so difficult?)

These two girls were a joy to meet, and to draw! The portraits are packed up and ready for their trip to California, so, off to the post office I go!

3 comments:

Kathy said...

They are really cute! I love the style you have when you do pencil drawings. Is it graphite or a black colored pencil?

Liz P said...

Thanks, Kathy. They are graphite pencil. I scanned the drawings, and then adjusted the images in Photoshop to more closely represent the originals. I don't know that I have ever been totally happy with either a photograph or a scan of a pencil drawing!

Robyn said...

The charm of graphite takes a lot of beating, Liz. Beautiful.