Liz P Drawing


Hi Matt

this is 16 x 11.5 inches.  I confess I got a bit confused about the task and how big a range the values should be given the dark dress. However the darkest dark in the piece is a 2 (looking from our right at her dress) which is still lighter than the reference photo as my printer printed it.  The rest of the values match the photo as printed.  But it always feels different when looking at a screen even though they seem to match?

My main question was the background and whether, given it was an exercise in lighter values, whether I could have made this darker? I did run out of tooth on the paper and time given the size of the piece.

I tried to make the edges more complicated as you suggested but this is quite a smooth reference.  I know the jewellery on the dress isn’t accurate but I gave it a go 🙂





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February 16, 2024

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