1997 Graphite on white
Original Size: 11x14
Medium: Graphite woodless pencils on Pentalic paper for pencils.
Drawing Time: Including preliminary work, about 32 hours.
Source: The original photograph was by Beauty And Artist Agency, published in US Magazine, May 1997.
A not for sale signature piece.
This was the first time that I didn't find myself thinking, "I could have done better." It defines the height of my technique in black and white and made me decide it was safe to take the leap to full color. Most of the detail time was spent on her hair, but the most care was taken with her face. I wanted to capture the contours while using as few lines as possible.
"It looks like one of those old cameo pins."
"You have to get this printed...soon."