Thursday, April 08, 2010


Portrait of Nikki
pencil on paper 18 x 24

Nikki is new to modelling, but has a good understanding of what is needed based on her experiences as an art student. She knows how to sit perfectly still and not change her expression despite the sometimes silly chatter going on around her.  We had a three hour pose with her. Portait painting is my next class.Yikes.


  1. This is stunning Shelley! I sometimes think doing portraits in pencil or charcoal is so much nicer than in colour paints. Something mysterious about her.

  2. Thanks Liz. She is a beautiful young woman.
    Pencil gives so much room for going slowly and getting the shapes right so there is a likeness.