Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The 16th of Inktober -- Portrait time

Bibby's new dress
Black marker on paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
What I love about Inktober is the challenge of trying to
draw something -- if not every day, as often as possible.
Today it's a portrait, and I enjoyed thinking about texture
in terms of line, very different from painting, although
many of my favourite painters' portraits begin with
a detailed line drawing on the canvas.

The portrait tonight is of a little girl who just got a new
dress.  I could keep going with the portrait and fill in all
of the pattern and texture of the dress, but I felt like
her expression mattered the most, and it's all there.
What a treat to draw.

Have a loving your work day.


Steven said...

Love this one.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Steven,

Me too. The girl looks even happier than she did
in the photo reference.


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