Today’s sitter was Rebecca, a lovely woman who radiated a remarkable serenity and good humor the whole time she was there. Remarkable especially because she’s been going through some serious challenges (so if you could say a prayer or two for her, I’m sure it would be appreciated).
I forgot my regular camera today (not just at home, but in the other car), so while the photos are decent I had to toy with the white balance and contrast; I don’t know how accurate the results are, color-wise, but it’s passable on my computer. Your mileage may vary.
First, a gestural sketch.
And last, a charcoal sketch.
In between those first two, I did a color portrait.
Fear not, it gets better 😉
See? Better already.
And it’s done. There’s not actually quite such a difference between the brightness of these last two, I just didn’t crank it up on this one in order to save the details. The earlier images were much darker and grayer to start with, but the last couple actually came out brighter initially, and I’m too lazy to go back and reset the brightness on the second-to-last one.