'A Shadow Falls' 16 x 16 inches pencil on Stonehenge paper.
Well, I got it finished today after all. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end.
Using Stonehenge paper with it's subtle texture allows me to work a bit more loosely and with much deeper tones than the Bristol board I often use. Therefore I think this portrait is a bit more dramatic than the absolute photorealism I sometimes go for.
I wanted something to act as a centre piece and to make a good impact at my next exhibition, now that my 'Pride' drawing has gone. I think, once framed, that this will fit the bill.