Vintage portrait using graphite and watercolour washes

TWO WOMEN A4 WHITE copy I have finished the portrait of Doreen Mary Murdoch (nee Taeuber) and Marian Taeuber, mum and nan of Joy Barling. Using an old vintage black and white photograph as reference and using graphite to transcribe the detail and build layer upon layer of tone, drawing the facial features and other details with many hours spent. I then add very carefully watercolour washes. This technique is tricky and time consuming however, the resuls speak for themselves. It is a techniques I personally developed of the vintage portrait, a technique I submerse myself completely in www.wendyjanesheppard.com