The quotation at the bottom of this post was the motivation in finally drawing a lady I have wanted to draw for such a long time, and finding the quote the same week as I delivered a surprise portrait to someone who the quote could relate to, led to me finally attempting it. I'm not convinced that I haven't spoiled the original photograph, taken by Patrick Demarchelier, but it is just a practise piece and here I show the progress.
As for the surprise portrait, I was too shy to present it in person, so posted the portrait through a letterbox, in an empty, locked building...........when shyness outdoes common sense :)
The tiger art I created recently was much easier than the hair, as I'm not experienced in using black, or "negative drawing", where you draw the surround, behind or beside value, rather than the thing itself - such as a hair - but here is a close up of some of the hair detail:
I think the photographer is the ture artist in this case, for achieving such a wonderful portrait with minimal tone, combined with Princess Diana's perfect profile - http://demarchelier.com/fine-art
"However privileged and famous she was, she had time for the most humble people - and made them feel special" Nelson Mandela.
Artwork created for personal practise only and non-commercial use