Friday, 9 March 2018

Albert Einstein - A portrait study

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein

Posted below is a portrait study of "Albert Einstein" on Strathmore Artagain 400 series paper. Working on a black paper involves getting all the tonal values using shades of white. It is almost like negative painting. I have used Conte a Paris and Cretacolor white pastel pencil and white pastel chalk. It is challenging but with couple of more works of this kind I will slowly get to understand it much better. CLICK HERE to see one of my earlier works created on the same paper.

A portrait study of Albert Einstein on Strathmore Artagain paper using white pastel pencil

Portrait study of Albert Einstein
White pastel drawing on Strathmore Artagain paper
Size 5" X 7"

Albert Einstein's quotes are very meaningful and they have inspired and motivated me a lot in my art journey. Therefore I decided to create his portrait study. Presently I am into both water color paintings and portrait artworks. A portrait drawing takes anything between five to six days as I go very slow on the details. I add the strokes little by little and keep it aside for a day and then come back to it the next day so that I can look at it with fresh eyes and continue working on it.

The Strathmore Artagain paper is now available at ( I got mine in 2016 from USA )

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