My original medium for portraits is graphite. I love the soft fullness and the delicacy graphite lends to faces. I was amazed to discover how a face could be depicted in one color. I think this was when I truly began to discover what value meant-in an artistic sense!
These are two of my favorite portraits. I haven’t drawn many, especially recently as I have delved more single-mindedly into color, but I am preparing to revisit graphite. I saw some inspiring portraits on Pinterest, and now I want to experiment!