One of the things I love to do is work in the 18th century as an 18th century artist, or ‘limner’ as they were called. And being a reenactor I have a ready cast of characters to use as models. This fellow is an American rifleman. The portrait is done in graphite (or plumbago as […]
Portraits of two 18th century officers. Graphite and mechanical pencil on laid paper. I dragged the pencil horizontally to highlight the grain of the paper. Conte crayon on toned paper. In the 18th century conte was called ‘sanguine chalk’ because of its blood red color.
Graphite. Deliberately left unfinished.