Shahasp on Paper – work in progress, state as of July 12, 2018

29.5″ x 41″, pencil and graphite on Arches 300 lb cold-press watercolor paper

The drawing you see documented on this page is the second “slow project” I have worked on with Shahasp. The first was a painting on canvas that you can see by clicking here. In both cases I wanted to work on a traditional media portrait slowly over time, in contrast to most of my very fast digital work. Shahasp sits for this portrait roughly once a week for about two hours. The only boundary condition I set myself is that every mark I make during the entire process is made from direct observation while my model is sitting in front of me. No photographic reference or optical transfer device of any kind is used in the making of this drawing.

Sitting #6, July 12th, 2018

Sitting #5, July 4th, 2018


Sitting #4, June 28th, 2018

Sitting #3, May 24th, 2018


Sitting #2, May 17th, 2018




Sitting #1, May 10th, 2018

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