Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trying My Hand at People Again

child portrait charcoal drawing step 1Some moms I know recently asked me, upon learning that I can draw, if I could do portraits of their children. Initially I turned them down, but then, seeing this as an opportunity not only to make some extra cash but also to gain experience in an area I am not familiar with, I decided to give it a try. For practice, here is a drawing I just finished of my daughter, done in charcoal on smooth bristol paper.

child portrait charcoal drawing step 2

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2 comments:

PamYla said...

Beautiful work!

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you! I'm just glad she posed for me (quite by accident, but I'll take it).