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Ellen Cervantes; Self Portrait, 2019; Graphite on Paper; 24 x 16″; Drawing

Ellen Cervantes; Self Portrait, 2019; Graphite on Paper; 24 x 16"; Drawing

I focused on varying value here, using pencils at the pretty extreme ends of hard and soft. The coarseness of the dark graphite against the relative softness of the light graphite symbolize something of personal significance to me that I would prefer not to share.

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This media file is attached to: Closing the Distance: North View Gallery 2020 Student Virtual Exhibition