Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nude Study in Colored Pencil

Lost through the years, was a nude study in colored pencil I did back in the 1970's.  I found a picture in a magazine of Charlton Heston and thought it would make a good figure subject.  Of coarse I changed his face but tried to render his body accurately. I used celebrity photos from magazines a lot in those years.  I didn’t pick up a paint brush until I was in my 30’s because rendering an image in color was very scary to me.  Graphite pencils or ink felt comfortable in my hands so colored pencils seemed like a safe controllable step towards color from black and white.
I recently uncovered the drawing in a drawer while cleaning. I think I'll frame it and hang it in our bathroom and see if my husband notices the change of decor!