The first wedding gift portrait finished

Inked in

It seems so simple to just do black and white.  But it’s not. The first portrait for my wedding venue gift is finished and there was a lot of work to it. Not just in the shapes but in the balance of black and white as well.  These can take almost as much time as a portrait in color. Without the “crutch” of color I have to work carefully with the ink to not over do it and end up with a black blob and no detail in the shadows.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Des
    Sep 04, 2019 @ 13:22:10

    What you say makes perfect sense. I like your use of contrast and don’t think you over-did it on the dark spaces. When I zoom in on the picture, it almost seems to move. Beautiful drawing, Ruth!


    • ruthsartwork
      Sep 04, 2019 @ 21:18:57

      Thanks, Des. This isn’t the greatest photo. I had to get it in the mail quickly right after getting back from Boise because I was going out of town for a funeral and didn’t have enough time to work at taking pictures. Still, I was happy with the real thing.


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