A value Portrait
This started out as an exercise in using just one value and white, but then I started having fun and added a lighter wash. It’s from a photo of Guy de Maupassant (remember reading “The Necklace” in school?) I used some walnut stain, because there was some ready to use. I had no desire to do any sort of drawing or painting, but once I got started I really had fun. The splotchy look is just the way walnut stain applies. I know it’s messy, but I sort of like it.
I’ve been in a bit of a slump the last few days – I guess the only way out is to keep working.
For a better look go to rue Manuel.