Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Working man #4


I avoided drawing in ink today, thought I´d try to get a softer feel in the painting. I think I was too harsh with the values, though, so it´s still a bit too much contrast in the face.
Oh, well, I´ll try again tomorrow...

10 x 15 cm, pencil and watercolours on Canson Montval watercolour paper.

12 comments:

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

These are wonderfully done. Such depth and interest in the faces.

Bill said...

Nice work, as always. Looks like a vintage old time photo.

Anita Davies said...

I'm enjoying these Nina.

mARTa said...

These are nice Nina! Enjoying them all!

Linda T said...

I really like this. You capture the different planes of the face so well. I am inspired to try that.

PamYla said...

He looks great!

Jules said...

Always like your work Nina, and this series is so interesting. I especially like your monochrome approach to these faces.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is shaping up to be a brilliant series, Nina. I love them all, so far.

TheBigLife said...

very nice! I like how you don't really notice the missing ink element until you compare w/ the prior pictures. Then the softness is really apparent. Kind of like an optical illusion

A Brush with Color said...

I love this one! They really are reminiscent of old, sepia photos...wonderful!

Anil P said...

Wonderful feel to the picture. It's almost like he is standing under a sodium vapour lamp.

Anetka said...

Very nice feeling to all of "Working Man" sketches. Great series.