Portrait Session 2

Young smooth faces are much harder to draw then a face with some history.

I was struggling today with drawing the model as there wasn’t much to grab on to. Her face, while very pretty, didn’t have a lot of interest and was basically void of emotion. The hardest part about portraits like this is that you can’t mess up anything you have to get everything perfect or else it never looks correct. When the features a super subtle the smallest mistake is glaring. Plus I drew her face straight on, which is super hard for me… so I recognized that, and did it twice! Recognize your shortcomings and attack them with practice!


Session Details

  • Session: 2217
  • Work: 1555
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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