April. The Toned Portrait.

9x12. Prismacolor Pencils

9×12. Prismacolor Pencils

This is actually an old piece, but I didn’t post it here for some reason. I created this portrait with a live model in about two hours. You can do some amazing things with toned paper. The trick is to use the smooth side though. I usually purchase Canson Pastel paper and one side has a tooth to it. I would love to create more toned pieces, but I’m really trying to paint as much as I can. I’ve obviously been trying to paint with watercolors and I’m teaching myself how to use oils. I will always love the control that you have with drawing though. Oils is an interesting medium and hopefully I’ll post a decent oil piece soon. I have a lot to learn.

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One response to “April. The Toned Portrait.

  • James Lawson

    Devon Do you like to photograph because there is a Meetup Photography Group in Richmond,Virginia called Nude Photography and Modeling-Richmond Area. James Gray is the organizer for the group, and has 30 years of professional experience with photography. This Meetup Photography Group does tasteful artistic nudes, and we are 73 photographers, and models. The group is adding new members every week. If you like photography, and might be interested in photographing with us during some of our photo shoots then come and join us. We are from Richmond,VA, and located on the Meetup Website. James Gray the organizer would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the group. It is my hope that this Meetup Group can added more then 100 new photographers, and models. I sincerely hope you will consider bring your camera, and join ing us for a few photo sessions. James Lawson,Photographer

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