Pen Drawing, Girl Portrait

The following pen drawing, or sketch, is a portrait of a girl, which was drawn in 1998. The majority of the detail is in the eyes, and a few well placed delicate lines make up the rest of the face and hair. The white of the paper was utilized heavily in this art, in order to experiment with how much of the negative space could be filled in subconsciously by the viewer. This effect, along with the alternating black, white, and grey tones in the eyes, helps to achieve a ghostly appearance in the art. A slight wash of water was then used to move soft tones of gray around the paper, diluting some of the harsh contrast while still keeping the striking image in tact.

Pen Drawing of a Girl, Portrait

13 Replies to “Pen Drawing, Girl Portrait”

  1. this is very simple, but so beautiful at the same time, the proportions on it are perfect.
    very nice.

  2. Like the ghost of the dead little sister I never had ๐Ÿ™‚ This one has an unsettling perfection to it.

  3. You are the most talented artist whoยดs art i think i have ever seen. Your art is something you should be as proud of as you can :’D
    The eyes are just amazing! They make the picture so deep! And every little detale makes the picture so beutiful. Nothing is perfect but this is pretty dawm close!
    Keep up the good work ;’) :’D

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