Here I have begun to do a preliminary sketch to loosen up a bit and to help myself become more familiar with my subject. I am using a toned paper and prismacolor verithin pencils in Terra Cotta and Black with White highlight, to do a Trois Crayon style sketch.
The sketch at this stage shows the outline of the "envelope" of the head. Some lines are inside the head envelope to map out where bone structure is. I have also started to map out the shadow placement on the face and neck.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
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