Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Portrait of Elise



I mentioned my latest portrait in an earlier blog post, and now I am finally posting an image, above. This portrait was such a breath of fresh air for me because I had been growing weary of the self-portraits with dramatic lighting, poses, and backgrounds. This straight-forward head and shoulders portrait with subtle lighting and a simple background is all about the natural beauty of a girl named Elise.

10 comments:

Chantell Van Erbe said...

Wonderful portrait, Holly. On what type of surface was this done?

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Chantell. The portrait is approx. 17"x12" on sanded paper (Fisher), and I used mostly Prismacolor pencils.

Teresa Mallen said...

Beautiful portrait Holly. Wonderful skin tones! I especially love the expression you captured in her eyes. Very captivating.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Teresa! I know her very well, which was helpful in capturing the subtleties in her skin tones and expression.

Deborah Ross said...

Holly, this is lovely and sensitive, and the soft colors in the background and clothes emphasize that.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Deborah. Elise favors natural earth tones, but I wanted to add some mauve tones to bring out the pink in her complexion.

Valerie Jones said...

Very nicely done!!!

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Valerie!

Peggi Habets said...

I love her expression and casual pose. Very nice.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Peggi!