While blog hopping this morning, I found a very interesting article on the History of Portraiture, written by Paul at Craftsy… one I thought was worth sharing for those of us who are interested.
Follow this link to read the article.
Do you like to create portraits? People’s faces young and old have always fascinated me, especially ‘the eyes’… they tell such a story. Elderly people’s faces are so wonderful to draw… there is so much ‘life’.
My last portrait artwork, was taken from a photograph (not my own) and created way back in 2011… feels like a long time ago now.. It’s of one of my favourite actors… and Doctors 😀 (David Tennant).
Mixed media – ink, charcoal, graphite and soft pastel.
The brief relating to this work, was a study of Max Dupain and his awesome contrasty black and white photography. He was to be our inspiration. I loved this brief and the finished work.
Must do some more portraiture… before this one.. it had been many many years!