Like Staring Into A Mirror


Katherine from S3 has just finished her tonal study for her first sheet of her portrait unit (Intermediate 2). The study was completed in HB pencil and is entirely hand drawn. Her style is very light, focused, with each line carefully considered and she has spent around 6 – 8 periods to achieve it to this standard. Although it reminds me a little of a Victorian doll’s face or Japanese Noh masks, it’s this style that makes it really stand out for me. It’s not exactly photographic, and by not being so, it offers to tell us more than any photo of Katherine ever could. A marvellous piece of expressive portraiture.


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