Shadowness - rickcorbett http://shadowness.com My name is Rick Corbett. I am a graphite and colored pencil portrait artist. I am a self-taught artist. I am also a member of the Woburn Guild of ... en Walter Work in Progress http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/walter-work-in-progress <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/walter-work-in-progress"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/486170/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here is a work in progress image of my latest commissioned piece. This "Walter". He's 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. For pencils I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, and 2B leads. I'm not using any blending tools on this one. I'm using a Uniball Signo gel pen with white ink for the highlights in the eyes, some of the white hair and his whiskers. More to come soon! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:59:04 -0400 Jennifer Beals http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jennifer-beals <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jennifer-beals"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/481776/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />9 x 12 graphite on Bristol Smooth paper. Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She played the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and appeared as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:56:39 -0400 Jennifer Beals WIP 2 http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jennifer-beals-wip-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jennifer-beals-wip-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/481598/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here's an update to my portrait of Jennifer Beals. I now just have to work on her neckline then I think this will be done. I am still using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with just a 2B lead. I blended with a medium tortillion, soft bathroom tissue paper, and a 2in Hake brush still. More to come soon! Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:30:00 -0400 Jennifer Beals WIP http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jennifer-beals-wip <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jennifer-beals-wip"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/481379/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here is a work in progress image of my latest portrait of actress Jennifer Beals. This is 9 x 12 graphite on Bristol Smooth paper. I'm using a Pentel P205 Mechanical Pencil with a 2B lead only. I'm blending using a medium tortillion, soft tissue paper, a cotton swab, and a 2in Hake Brush. The highlights in the hair was created using a Tombo Mono Zero Eraser pen which I cut an angle to get a nice thin sharp edge allowing me to "draw" the highlighted strands of hair. More to come soon! Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:25:54 -0400 Loving Embrace http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/loving-embrace <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/loving-embrace"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/468390/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:43:19 -0500 Maille Family Portrait http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/maille-family-portrait-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/maille-family-portrait-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/467779/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here is my latest piece. This is a commission I was asked to do as a Christmas present for the boys' mom. This is 14 x 17 (the largest piece I've ever done). It's graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. For pencils, I used Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads. I blended using soft tissue paper and a blending stump. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:34:15 -0500 Olivia http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/olivia <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/olivia"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/463397/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. This is commissioned piece by her mom for her dad for Christmas. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:58:16 -0500 Jenny http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jenny <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/jenny"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/453087/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol smooth paper. Jenny is the first in a series titled "Selfies in Graphite" Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:30:23 -0400 Robin Williams http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/robin-williams <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/robin-williams"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447204/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:11:00 -0400 Tribute Portrait of Robin Williams WIP http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/tribute-portrait-of-robin-williams-wip <a href="http://shadowness.com/rickcorbett/tribute-portrait-of-robin-williams-wip"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447029/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here's a work in progress image of my tribute portrait of Robin Williams which I am working on. For pencils I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads. I blended with a q-tip cotton swab, a medium tortillion, and bathroom tissue paper. More to come soon! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:49:37 -0400