Drawing from a photograph

I follow a Paterson site by a guy named Bernard Jaz Payne. He posts some great photos of old Paterson. This one is William Carlos Williams, a pediatrician/poet who wrote “Paterson”.

Here is the photo:

I recently bought a pad of good drawing paper (Arches 85% cotton) and it is much better than the sketchbooks I usually use. Doing this drawing on this paper was pretty rewarding. I could get different textures and shading much more easily.

Have a great week! Nina

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6 responses to “Drawing from a photograph”

  1. Melba Christie at Poemattic says :

    Looks great!. I know that spot very well.


  2. Claudia McGill says :

    I love how the city is all spread out behind him and I think you’ve caught a good likeness of him.


  3. memadtwo says :

    That’s agreat drawing Nina. I like the figure against the angled ground. (K)


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