Sunday, January 4, 2009
This is a color sketch for a pastel portrait I'm doing as a wedding present. Its proportions were just eyeballed, but for the real thing, careful measurements have been made.
This test also helped gauge the final size of the head in the portrait itself. My initial roughs, complete with careful proportion measurements, would have made the heads too small. Because of the size of my pastel sticks, the width of my fingers, and plain old habitual comfort zone, I decided to start over from scratch and make the heads bigger.