I decided to get some portrait drawing done this afternoon and not having done any sketching or drawing for ages, I expected to do badly. This one didn't turn out all that bad, but again, the lack of professional lighting and a small camera doesn't show the drawing up very well. I wanted to shade the background in pencil but it looked like a long haul, so I decided to compromise with a few quick brushes of black gouache and it certainly added a bit of dynamism, even though it slightly overshadows the drawing. It certainly was a whole lot more freeing than the fix-up job of my last post where I changed the colours of a painting after four years!!
Graphite and Gouache on Cartridge Paper
10.5" x 8.5"