Friday, June 19, 2009
Jenson Button (2)
Although I admit doing more than one drawing of the same subject is a bit of an easy option, it is a very interesting exercise - perhaps not for the viewer but certainly the artist! Like the first portrait, this one is done in my square Paperchase book with the unforgiving paper. This time though, the paper didn't just break up, a little chunk came off, right on the tip of his cap, leaving a little trench! I'm tempting fate to keep using it, but part of me enjoys the challenge!
Unlike the last portrait, I gave some new pencils a try -Derwent Artists. And very nice they are too. They have some lovely shades suitable for skin tones and one of them, 'Mahogony' is a really gorgeous warm brick red and just the tiniest bit redder than my favourite Venetian Red. They go on very well but I still used some of the usual Lyras and Luminance Black and White for the lightest and darkest areas.