Study from a postcard I bought at the Manchester Art Gallery, depicting “John Henry Newman after 1874” by William Thomas Roden. This piece interested with for the soft lighting and the extremely minimal background – I erased all background elements entirely, focusing on the expression of hands and face. I also used this study to further investigate my chalk and graphite style I have been developing. I’m determined to run with this style of working, because it lends itself really well to subtlety and also dramatics of light, and a simplistic and constructive approach to shape.
Just trying out a slideshow format for the images, might give a bit more insight? Who knows.