Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Before before & After after:
Cathy asked to see the original photograph of my grandfather, before William worked his magic on it - so here's that. And here's a printout, in greytones, of the image William altered, which I worked with graphite to make the image a little stronger.
The curiousity is that this image, perhaps altered by the tendencies of my aesthetic, and my drawing practice, to become something unlike what it was, appears to be of a younger man than the sepia tone did. I had guessed 30s - this looks like a man in his 20s to me. When I become a little more knowledgeable about the chronology of photographic fashions and techniques, I may be able to pinpoint the age of my grandfather when this photo was taken.
My next step will be to print the image on drawing paper so that I can work it with silverpoint.