Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another one from Dave Malan

Graphite on 9x12" Canson paper. This is another reproduction of Dave Malan's work. I used a 7B graphite on the top hair that is why it kinda' stood out all over; the rest of the hair was done by HB. I learned that Malan uses one grade of pencil, varying the pressure for darkness and lightness. I thought of using various grades to avoid getting kinks on paper caused by pressures. The face was mostly done by HB. I didn't quite like my rendition of the lips, top dark hair is just a sore in the eye. I post this anyway.