Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Portrait of a Young Woman

This was the first ever portrait that I did of a person in pointillism. It was from a sepia photograph of Sean's maternal grandmother when she was a young woman. I had some trouble with her hair and so some of it I did as a characterization, like her bangs, and then other parts I feel I got right, like at the nape of her neck. This is when I decided that old people would be easier to draw though I was pleased with this result. Click to enlarge.


7 comments:

thonnibg said...

I absolutely cannot recognize that you had some problems doing her hair.
She is gorgeous!!
What a lovely lady Sean`s grandma was!

Doug said...

Beautiful job, Sue. I love working with old photos, too.

dibern said...

i love this Sue! Its beautiful!!!

Yvespaul said...

Very Roman statuesque. Like it a lot.

Sh@ney said...

It is lovely, by all means talented darling...but we knew that already.

Cristiano Mancini said...

ravissant, she has something of you...

Sue said...

Thanks everybody! You are too kind!