Val 19/12/07

Graphite Pencil
A3 sheet
© The Artist.
detail
Another drawing with not a good enough likeness.
The profile is such a crucial line. The morning after having drawn V. during his evening session of telly watching, I revised this line as I was unhappy with the form of the nose & the bridge through to his supra-orbitals (spelling?), which were bulging too much as well. But rather than having rubbed the area out & rebuilt from scratch (drawing a likeness from memory is a good challenge for one’s powers of recall), I drew it backwards, which was a mistake as this diminished the spacing of his eye sockets relatie to the bridge of the nose. They are now too close & give a somewhat squinting, bulging impression.

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