Sketch from start to finish.

When I start my commissioned graphite portraits it’s fairly straight forward to begin with because I don’t have to choose what to draw or what size it’s going to be, the customer does that. So all I have to do is draw what’s in the photo we have agreed on. Which to most sounds easy, but it’s not really. 


I start by sketching the outline, and general shape of everyone’s head and body shape is. I look closely at the size and position of each face.


Then slowly I fill in the facial features of each person. I will make adjustments to face shape as I’m doing this. 


Then I continue to add shading and value to the piece until I’m finished. I try not to look at the picture as a whole but break it up into shapes and shading. Sometimes I will have to change the pictures slightly. For instance, for this one I took the sun glasses off one person. So I had 2 photos to merge together.

If you would like to purchase a graphite portrait, go to my etsy store.  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/

I run competitions often on my Facebook and Instagram pages so please pop over and have a look. 

I am now on Redbubble! You can get phone cases, hardcover notebooks and other things with my paintings on https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley

I hope you enjoyed seeing a step by step approach to my Graphite Portraits. 

Cheers,

Chrissy x

Day 17 – 30 Days to Art

EYES EYES EYES!!!!!! It’s all about the eyes! I love these drawings, I think I’ve done a great job and I can’t wait to put them into some sketches. I took some advice from an Art teacher friend of mine and have started drawing each different component of the face. Noses were first and now eyes. I need to work on my hair and my lips as well. 

All my links are below, so click where you want to go from here!!

My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30

Here’s a little extra piece I’ve started!


Thank you for all your kind support,

Chrissy xxxx

Day 3 – 30. Day art journal

Isabelle’s eyes! This kid of mine is just amazing. She’s sweet and kind and clever. And her eyes just as amazing. So, I’m not great at faces. I do need to work on them – a lot! I’m breaking them down to components and then I’ll try to put them all together. 


Here are my angels eyes, not perfectly done but I don’t think it’s a bad go. I especially love the purple eye were I have only used red, blue and white Acrylic paint to produce this. I am fascinated with only using 3 colours to create a painting. 

If you would like to continue checking out my work follow me on instagram: www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30 and if you’d like to see what paintings I have available for sale you can look at my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Cheers,

Chrissy xx