Twilight Romance

This is a drawing I completed a few weeks ago, but did not want to publish until I had agreement from the client who had commissioned it as a gift for a first wedding anniversary. I am not overly keen on drawing wedding photographs as the copyright issue can be a bit of a grey area. Conveniently, in this case the client owns the copyright, so I did not have to worry about stepping on anybody’s toes.

There will be no long write up about this one, suffice to say I very much enjoyed working on it. The reference photographs could have done with a better resolution but to draw with slightly less detail rather suited the feeling of the image, so it did not matter too much.

I am still using the same watercolour paper which I used in the last portrait, and a range of pencils. The only issue I had are the large dark areas which have a habit of turning shiny. As far as I can see, apart from keeping the whole of the drawing to lighter tones, there is only one other way of preventing this, which involves using charcoal pencils or a very soft 8B pencil. At present I am not keen on either idea, because once on paper, both have a distinctly different appearance from the other graphite pencils that I use, making it impossible to produce a cohesive image. Some more practice is required on that front, I guess, and I may feel differently in a few months time.

Twilight Romance

Twilight Romance – Graphite pencil on smooth A3 watercolour paper


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