All together now…


To illustrate my thoughts on this series in the last post, here are the three portraits together, in chronological order. (The charcoal is part of a full figure drawing so the head is smaller in reality). So you can see that they all represent Sandy, but isn’t it strange that the differences are quite visible, yet still the likeness is convincing.(of course, you’ll have to take my word on that, never having met him!)
The variations are due to the freehand approach to all three. These would be smaller if I decided to measure the drawing.
I said before that its reassuring to know you have this freedom in the drawing, so this may encourage me to measure or trace far less in the future.

~ by David Reid on March 11, 2013.

6 Responses to “All together now…”

  1. Three subtlety different aspects of personality all represented in a constant, faithful likeness. Terrific!

  2. It’s marvellous to see these three together

  3. The portraits of Sandy are really amazing

  4. Enjoyed your painting at last nights demo at Saltcoats .Thanks Stan

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