Thursday, April 23, 2009

A sketch in Progress-1

Here I have completed the basic outline work, and started shading from the upper left corner. When drawing portraits, I go from one end to the other, from top to bottom shading the parts as close to finished as possible. This is to avoid any smudging by the hand.

This is the first layer of shading on the child's face.I use circuler strokes instead of usual anguler or cross hatch.It gives a smoother effect. After shading I use a fine cloth wrapped around my finger to smooth out the tones. Then , another round of shading if a darken tone is required.
Thats all for today...Have a nice day!


  1. This is really wonderful, Arti. I love your idea of showing a work in progress. I so admire people who have this gift of sketching and drawing. I hope to follow the progress. Best wishes from Boca Raton, South Florida -- ~Terry, also a friend of our favorite bird photographer: the one and only Fred Walsh

  2. Hi Terry sorry i couldn't get to you yesterday...Fred told me about you and I would certainly like to know you more....Thanks for appreciation.

  3. Oh this is going to be good!!

  4. this is just stunning!
    beautiful job!