Quarantine Sketch: Draped Bust in Context

I cropped yesterday’s photo (Draped Bust) purposely to create ambiguity: Was the sculpture of drapes, or was there an underlying sculpture covered by a drape?  The sketch below is a sketch of the uncropped photograph.

Pencil Sketch: Quarantine Sketch: Draped Bust in Context

Quarantine Sketch: Draped Bust in Context
Pencil Sketch
12″x9″ 60# Drawing Paper

 

Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait after Covid Test

Yikes!  I didn’t know my sinuses went that far back.

Pencil Sketch: Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait after Covid Test

Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait after Covid Test
Pencil Sketch
9″x12″ 60# Drawing Paper

Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait, Tilted Head

I’m having fun renewing my acquaintance with sketching. Just a few pencil strokes can shade more effectively than spending lots of time carefully perfecting dark-to-light gradients.  Now, my challenge is to tighten up on the spatial relationships among facial features. If you look back on other quarantine self portraits in this series, you can see that the overall proportions are more pleasing (and they look more like me too).  The sketch below is, perhaps, a bit elongated, with a jaw heavier than it should be.  I’m looking forward to getting it all together.

Pencil Sketch: Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait, Tilted Head

Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait, Tilted Head
Pencil Sketch
9″x12″ 60# Drawing Paper

Vintage Photo: ConEd Plant, NYC as seen from the East River 1988

I took this photo from the middle of the East River.  This ConEd plant was very close to our apartment, and we saw it everyday. It looked different from the Circle Line Tour boat.

Photography: Vintage Photo: ConEd Plant, NYC as seen from the East River 1988

Vintage Photo: ConEd Plant, NYC as seen from the East River 1988
Street Photography

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