portrait drawing

A new portrait drawing

Just off the drawing board - a portrait of my youngest son, Gabriel.  It is similar in technique to the one I did of my son Wallace, however this piece has another layer of Arches paper attached to the surface of the drawing (the poppies painted in watercolor): 

Detail photos showing the graphite, the leaf, the attached paper:

(The poppies are actually a bit brighter, but the reflections from the gold leaf throw off the light meter in my little point-and-shoot digital camera.)

This drawing as well as many others will be on display at the SOMA Studio Tour this weekend.  (Still not sure about coming?  Local artist Nancy Tobin has outlined a visitor's guide to the tour in the NY Times Local).

Currently listening to:  Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse present Dark Night of the Soul with David Lynch