I was in midtown the other day near the Morgan Museum, so I stopped by to look at the portrait drawing exhibit. I didn’t write any information down when I was there, but a lot of the drawings that I think were Renaissance-era were done on tinted paper (blue was evidently popular for a number of years) with black, white, and red. I decided to use the same technique for this portrait, although I used reddish brown rather than red.
Looking back, my previous “Missing” portrait also uses this technique (combined with a few other colors), but when I was drawing Hermon I was much more aware of the role each color played, especially the white as a highlighter.
Hermon has so much warmth in his smile; I hope he is well and no longer among the missing.
You can see the rest of the series here: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/missing/
And the Morgan Museum, though its exhibit spaces are small, is always worth a visit. They also currently have an “Alice in Wonderland” room that is fun, photography, and some oil landscape studies on paper to see.