Sunday, April 1, 2012

Portrait sketches

Sketching seems to help me break out of a slump when I start painting too tight and don't see the whole picture. This was painted from a photo taken a long time ago. I used a variety of charcoal and graphic pencils for this one.
This might seem familiar as it is the same as a previous post. I had promised the sitter a sketch for signing the model release. I used the standard no 2 pencil for this one.


  1. Two very successful portraits, you captured some lovely expressions.

  2. Lovely sketches Carlene! I'm really enjoying looking at your work! :0)

  3. Your sketches are works of art. Sensitive and emotional.