Sunday, September 12, 2010

Gramma






The start of another friendly ghost, Lillie Congdon, my Gramma.
(I really HAVE to do a portrait of the other woman in that old photo, my Gramma's Aunt Rhody. Fantastic HAT!!)
I always like the initial drawings better than the finished pieces. But for the intent and purpose of this show, these pieces have to hold their power behind old windows, so they are less about the drawing elements, and more about presence and form...

3 comments:

Brad Gailey said...

Whatever you say about them, they just keep getting better.

Brad

martha miller (it's all art) said...

Thanks, Brad!

Dean Grey said...

Martha!

I love this in all its stages from the beginning sketch to the finished pencils.

She has a great smirk on her face, not to mention that wonderful oversized hat.

And the lighting is perfect for drawing!

-Dean