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portrait SKETCHES

Updated: Aug 24

This past October and November I focused on producing quickly rendered portraits. I wanted to improve the accuracy of rendering a likeness while maintaining a fast pace. I used a 2H pencil and, depending on the image, I allowed myself 10-15 minutes maximum for each sketch. Below is small sample of some the portraits I produced.

Note: while the sketches are my own, the photographs used for reference do not belong to me and were sourced from Google Images. At the time, I did not make note of the photographers' names but I can with certainty identify sketch #1 as based on a photograph of actress Natalie Portman, and sketch #2 as based on a 19th century photograph labeled simply as "Cherokee Nanyehi, Lakota."

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Female Portrait #1: graphite sketch
Female Portrait #1: graphite sketch

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Female Portrait #2: graphite sketch
Female Portrait #2: graphite sketch

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Female Portrait #3: graphite sketch
Female Portrait #3: graphite sketch

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Female Portrait #4: graphite sketch
Female Portrait #4: graphite sketch

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