Male Portrait

Male Portrait

Darker Thoughts

Medium: Lightfast pencil on paper

Dimensions: 21 x 29 cm

This side profile male portrait was very experimental for me. It almost ended up in the waste bin at one point.

Sometimes though, it is worth pressing on even when things seem to be going wrong, I started this artwork as a graphite pencil drawing and decided to add colour using Polychromos pencils. In my opinion, these Faber Castell pencils are second only to Caran D’Ache Luminance.

Solvent was added to dissolve the pigment and then this was again layered on top with more dry colour.

The resulting artwork has a certain mood which I am pleased with and it is a piece which I am glad was not discarded. I learned new technique in creating it.

Original art available soon.