This week’s challenge has indeed been challenging as I have spent so much time trying to get the eyes right on the young woman. Usually when I do an intuitive portrait I sketch what I see in front of me in the patterns of the paper and graphite, and most of the features are present or become present as I sketch. However, now again the eyes are not so clearly defined and I have to work it out on a more conscious level. It’s a lengthier process in short! 🙂
This is an unfinished sketch in that I began with the figure of the nun in the background and her surrounds, then all of a sudden saw the face of the young novice nun looking out in the foreground, so I’ve focussed much of the week on rendering her. I love the expression of abject boredom on the young woman’s face who I shall call ‘Maru’, and the stern disapproving presence of the Matron behind her. I get the impression they are inside a church or cathedral, panelling is just visible in the far background, and a procession of other figures.
Unfortunately this drawing will have to take a back-seat for a while as I will be working on an actual commission this week for another intuitive portrait!
Yes I’ve made my first art sale! 🙂