Deborah Lanino

Charcoal and conte on paper

Sophia Loren​

18" x 24"

Portrait drawings:

Here is a portrait I did of the Italian actress Sophia Loren after a visit to Florence, Italy.

After studying the Masters in Italy,  I created a  chiaroscuro effect in this piece by using black and white chalk highlighted on brown prepared paper.


This soft style that I work in is reminiscent of Bernardino. I used techniques such as sfumato (allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms. 


I also included atmospheric perspective in the background architecture as she gazes toward the viewer in this portrait.

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