I wanted to do a portrait in the same mysterious tone as my Zen portrait of my daughter Katie.
Lizzy wanted to be the model this time - so the kids and I had a whole day/night photoshoot - this is one I came up with. I have another one I'm going to do hopefully b4 the deadline too and pick the best one.
This one is CHALLENGING since most of her face is in shadow! Eek! I really do enjoy doing things in shadow though. Whenever I look at paintings in museums/galleries I am always drawn to the ones where the features are mostly in shadow and how subtle all the tones/color/values have to be to create the form of a face.
This is only 2 hours worth of work... so there's lots to fix but you can get the idea.
Her hoodie is white with all these pastels coming in what looks watercolor-y..
I was planning on hanging a carpenters balance weight from the string but now I think I'l tie it to her finger on her lower hand? not sure.