Portrait Study – Michael Basler


Hi Matthew,

this is the first attempt to this portrait.

It was very hard to find the right proportion of the face especially the face line. I will do it again. There is much to practice and to develop a better stroke.

I used a Faber-Castell pencil 2B and worked on Bristol drawing Board from LANA 113 lbs. The surface is very smooth. After some time I got problems with layering new pencil strokes. It becomes a little bit slippery.

It’s still unfinished nevertheless I decided to show it to You to get some advice.


Michael Basler



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June 22, 2020

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