Posts Tagged ‘pencil portrait’

Portrait of Ankong: Stage 1 – Pencil Drawing

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Portrait of Ankong 1 by David and Faith TeOn the easel, I am working on a portrait of my grandfather (father’s side). Because it’s quite large, my sister, Faith, will be helping me with this. She will render the hair, clothes, and background while my part will be from the forehead up to the neck. This is quite an experiment since this is the first time we have collaborated on a single portrait. Here is the cropped version of the first stage to show the progress of the portrait so far. I am using graphite pencil on Canson Grain paper. The size is 46 x 61 cm (18″ x 24″).

From the Art Studio,

David :)

Portrait of Grandfather: Finished – Pencil Drawing

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Portrait of Grandfather by Faith Te

Here is my latest finished drawing. I drew this as a present for Grandfather’s 90th birthday. I was going for a sketchy look and used linear pencil strokes instead of the usual light circular motions I use for tighter, more-detailed drawings. This took about half the time I usually spend on graphite pencil portraits using my usual method. I hope you like it and please feel free to comment.


Medium: Graphite Pencil and White Pastel

Paper: Canson Grain

Size: 28 x 36 cm (11″ x 14″)


From the Art Studio,