This is a pencil drawing of a friend of mine. I saw the photo on facebook and asked her if she wouldn’t mind too much if I turned it into a painting. She graciously gave me permission and I have started the under-painting for it already.
I also did this sketch to help study the face and practice a little. The first image is a photo I took of the sketch and the second is a high res scan. Neither of them look exactly right but if you kind of put the two of them together, you’d see what it actually looks like.
I had a wonderful weekend. Among other things, I dressed up in weird outfits to take some new reference pictures and started the under-paintings of those.
Here’s a peek at the costume, but the reference photos are pretty different
And here is the start of an under-painting from the shoot.
I rounded the weekend out with a last-minute trip with a friend to Knoxville to see Grass Widow play. I hadn’t seen them before or ever really listened to their music, but they put on a great show and we showed those still and serious Knoxvillians how we cut a rug in Asheville.