joshwool

Second test. Ink on claybord. I’m gearing up to do a 12” x 24” piece in this media. I was super happy with how the little eruption (posted yesterday) came out. I wanted to do a portrait. For the longest time I’ve wanted to draw Hattie Watson. The other day I came across this image of Hattie by Josh Wool and decided to give it a go. I hope neither of them minds me using the image for this test. (It is not for sale) hopefully the freckles worked out well.
Process:
Applied black acrylic ink to the claybord with a brush
Scratched the drawing in
Went back in with fine point pens
Lastly took out some lines

This is Mia, taken for class at the beach with Reina. I usually don’t shoot fully wide-open anymore so it’s easier for me to nail focus, but I was feeling a bit inspired by Josh Wool and I hadn’t done a real shoot wide-open with the full-frame body yet.

Sorry that all I post is class work lately… That’s basically all I spend time on now that I’m taking (just about) max credits in school. There’s something really nice about having to crunch my time though; it makes me feel like I’m moving forward faster than I used to be, and I’m learning to (somewhat) balance my schedule. You could say I’m trying to practice for shooting editorials or shows or whatever back-to-back, which is exhilarating when I get the chance to do any of it.