Aaron sat under a skylight for this portrait. It's good to change the lighting, the medium and the direction of the sitter from time to time, or else everything seems formulaic. It become a little tedious as well if every approach to a portrait drawing is repetitious. Sometimes I add touches to a drawing when the sitter has left, but I only added a couple of small strokes to the bottom hand. The rest is how it looked when Aaron left.
Aaron teaches animation at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He also makes films, and has a very inquisitive mind
Aaron McLoughlin, 2018, charcoal, conte and white pastel
on fawn paper, 53.25 x 38 cm