Portrait of a Man with a Pipe
This is a portrait of a man with a pipe. The artwork started as a pen drawing, loosely sketched, to establish proportions and placement of the clothing, pipe and facial features such as the eyes, nose and mouth. Varying shades of grey markers were used to establish forms throughout the portrait, with a dark marker used to define deep shadows and folds in the cloth. A white gel pen contrasts with the dark markers and toned tan paper to create highlights and accentuate the forms. A white paint marker was used to add bolder, sharp highlights that suggest a bright light source. Multiple oil pastel colors of brown, blue and yellow are constrained to the skin of the face in order to maintain focus and add depth amidst the competing chiaroscuro of alternating light and dark contrasts throughout the portrait.
Man with a Pipe
Gel Pen, Marker, Oil Pastel, Paint Marker, Pen
Paper, Toned Tan, 184 lb.