Thursday, November 20, 2008

Solitude Progress

I've started working on the face, shown above. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm working from a reference photograph for this, but I will make adjustments to account for skin tones and other details that the camera did not capture. So far this piece has a very cold feel to it, and I'm trying to keep it from looking too dismal. The piece will be titled "Solitude", and I want it to be a little stark while somewhat peaceful at the same time. By the way, I'm using UART 800 grit, and the face is about the size of my palm (I'll try to post a photo showing the relative size later).


Chantell Van Erbe said...

I love what I'm seeing, Holly. Keep going! I can't wait to view the end result.

hbedrosian said...

Thanks, Chantell!

Nicole Caulfield said...

Oh and how do you like the 800? I find the experience strange on the 800 with almost like a pattern in the paper showing. I prefer the 400 grit.

I think we need to have Linda Lucas Hardy to come and show us her method on the 800!

hbedrosian said...

Hi Nicole,

I chose the 800 because it was described as being a very fine grit surface, but I do see what you mean about leaving a pattern. You can definitely see the paper texture in all of the trees that I've done, but I worked hard to use a sharp point to avoid too much texture showing in the face. We'll see how it all turns out!