Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Portrait study


Had the yen to do some sketching today so chose a portrait to do. I only worked on this for an hour and need to spend some more time on the skin colour if I was going to go on and do a portrait from this. But it was fun to do. There are still a lot of things that would need fixing but I’m just going to move on and sketch another person and improve with each one I do (I hope!).

In a Canson Mi-Teintes sketch book (black pages), 9×12″, Rembrandts and Faber Castell Pitt Pastel pencils.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

3 thoughts on “Portrait study

  1. is it Jennifer Hudson or Kelly Rowlands?

  2. It is supposed to be Jennifer Hudson, but I made her face too long in my sketch but by then it was too late to go back and change it as I wanted to make this a fairly quick thing, rather than labouring over it.

  3. apparently she’s recently lost a lot of weight, so you might be more accurate than you thought πŸ˜‰

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