Shahasp on Paper 2018

29.5″ x 41.5″, pencil, graphite, pastel, crayon, watercolor and acrylic ink 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.

Sitting #9 (Final), September 4th, 2018

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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