Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Graphite Portrait in progress


Untitled
9" x 12"
Graphite on Bristol

I used a reference photo that was taken the day I had had my hair curled. It was a sunny afternoon and I wasn't too sure about this change.

In the portrait, I hoped to show the time of the day by light and dark areas. Also, there is an attempt to capture the conspicuous conscious smile. I have yet to sign and title this. Do you have any suggestion before I take this off of my workboard in a couple of days?

15 comments :

Srividya said...

Wow, it has turned out beautiful. Also, you have inspired me to sketch now.:)

Sanhita said...

It is beautiful Bhavna!! Though I haven't seen you in person , it has a wonnderful likeness to your Avatar photo!! You are so talented!! Beautiful!! Love the expression in the eyes!

Amrita said...

It's just gorgeous! You are extremely talented Bhavana and I love the way you have shown off the shading in the portrait.

Artistic Mind said...

Beautiful work Bhavna. I love the way you caught the light and also could get the expression.

Bhavna said...

Thank you, ladies! You are the best...

Kaur said...

You are very talented :-) Beautiful work!

the girl who knows too much said...

Wow. I love the way the you've sketched the curls! They look so alive! Beautiful. Have you also sketched using real models (objects and people)? I'd love to see them if you hav! I think you'll do a wonderful job there as well!

Bhavna said...

Hi Hilde,

Thanks for taking time and leaving comments here. I am very glad you liked the latest work.

Gracias!
Bhavna

Bhavna said...

Hi Vinita,

How have you been? Thank you for your kind comments.

I haven't used live model as yet which I very much like to do in future. I have, however, sketched a few still-lifes some time ago, in pastels that I'd try to share later.

Thanks again,
Bhavna

trish said...

woww Bhavna,beautiful...the sketch,the eyes,the smile..and you..:)
Keep it up,gal!

inkberryblue said...

No suggestions. I think it works absolutely beautifully!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow.You r very creative and talented. Luved the portrait.

Preeti said...

This is just gorgeous. You've captured your beautiful smile! Love your hair!

Reshma Sanjeev said...

Wow Bhavna, Its a beautiful portrait. Love the curls.

Bhavna said...

Thank you, Reshma!

I somehow missed this comment! Appreciate it.