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First Portrait

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Camera Panasonic DMC-FX12
Exposure Time 1/20
F-Stop 2.8
ISO 200

first attempt at a portrait

Created in this Craftsy class

Drawing Facial Features taught by Gary Faigin

Capture the features of the human face with riveting realism! Master the technical and structural elements behind a perfectly-drawn portrait.

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Portrait
Material Graphite
Style Realist
Silvana Calvano on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. The instructor recommends the use of charcoal for this class...I got anxious so I used medium graphite pencils that I already had. I could not achieve enough contrast with the pencils.

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Hi Silvana, I get your pun now but unfortunately money is in short supply so I am unable to do any other courses just now. Hope it will change in the future. Still love your drawing though. Take care. Dave

03/27/2014 Flag

Hi Silvana. Have managed to see some of your work. I think I have a lot of work to do. Love your work a lot.

03/28/2014 Flag

Thank you!

03/30/2014 Flag

Beautiful! Love it. KTMcG

04/22/2014 Flag

Thank you for your comment, Kathleen!

04/25/2014 Flag

Absolutely beautiful, Silvana!

01/16/2016 Flag

Thanks...but I think I have a long way to go to get my portraits anything like yours!!! Hahaha

01/16/2016 Flag

Silvana, work work is beautiful compared to any, I truly mean this. And, as we practice good techniques and approaches, over time, we can all look forward to improvement...

01/16/2016 Flag

Very true! Though I believe we all have different gifts. Landscape seems to come more easily to me....but I am feeling inspired to do some portraits! Thanks again for your kind words :)

01/16/2016 Flag