This drawing was done on a 5" x 7" sheet of Stonehenge paper using Prismacolor Verithin colored pencils and a LePen technical pen for fine line details (about 5%), in the hair and eye lashes.
This is my interpretation of "Veiled", this month's subject photo by Sally Ford. The subject is so pretty I decided to eliminate all the jewelry, thereby removing distractions and focusing the viewer's attention on her beautiful face. I am not a portrait artist but I really enjoy working on illustrations of people, I use the photo merely as inspiration and a starting point. In this piece, I gave her a bit of a smile and thickened her hair. My intention was to give her a more "dream-like" quality as opposed to a photographic realness; which, quite frankly, is beyond my skills and capability.
The most challenging portion was the veil, in the beginning I had applied way too much color and had to carefully remove most of it. The end result was that it does somewhat have the appearance of veiling.
This was a good learning challenge.
Here is my interpretation of "Veiled" which I have titled
"Look of Love"
this is a copy of the
photo "Veiled" taken by Sally Ford
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Take care and hope you are having a productive and happy day!
Karen Anne aka Ireland Brady