Thursday, 5 January 2012

William Hill, Sheila's maternal great grandfather.
Another portrait from an old black and white photograph. As before I have sketched the portrait, a couple of times in pencil, and now I have blocked it out  in black and white to get the tones right and to create a likeness. This was especially difficult around the eyes as in the original photograph the head was less than 2 inches in size and the eyes were indistinct and lost in the shadow of the eye socket.

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