One to Another

July 29, 2009

072909 – Jeff & Gregory

Filed under: --Jeff & Gregory, 1-Progress/Sessions — pendantportraits @ 1:29 am

Portrait_072909_JeffGregory_1 copyPortrait_072909_JeffGregory_2 copyJohn and I traveled to Jeff and Gregory’s peaceful and inviting marsh-side condo for a drawing session.

We started around 7:00 pm and worked by natural light from the east patio doors. I used HB pencil, adding in 4B tonal accents toward the end. By the time that I moved on to Gregory’s portrait, daylight was fading. We added a floor lamp and changed places; Gregory sat in the large leather recliner and I sat in the simple straight-back chair. This reversed the light/shade relationships. Jeff has light on the left side, his right; Gregory has light on the right side, his left — the light seems to push them together. Gregory faced me frontally, and as much as he tried to focus on a point past my head, he often looked with his eyes toward Jeff and John. I indicated his shoulders, arms, and his collared, short-sleeved shirt. The pose, though faced frontally, has a lot of movement.


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