Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shades of Youth

My niece, Diya. At fourteen, she is the oldest of all the kids in our family. Her face is always a delight to sketch, thanks to her delicate features and beautiful smile.The reference image was taken by Manik , my husband sometime last year. I chose it beacuse it had her standing against the light, her face in shadows; which made the image appear somewhat mystical.
14"x 10" graphic pencil on paper


  1. what a beautiful portrait! I admire your talent!
    Bye !!

  2. beautiful a black and white photo...

  3. I am glad to stumble into your blog, wonderful techniques. I do a little bit of sketching and good to be able to learn from you.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you Mahon, Rajshekharan, Patrick.And welcome here, Wong. I hope you keep visiting.