I have always been fascinated by human faces. That's why I like drawing portraits. As a related art form, I can't help but to be interested in learning portrait photography also. The knowledge I gained from knowing the use of light and interaction with lenses has helped me creating better images (both drawing and photography). I just hope to do the beauty of my model, Larisa Bakurova / 瑞莎, justice. I hope you like it.
"In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay, and also sometimes heard as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. The term comes from the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means "blur" or "haze", or boke-aji (ボケ味), the "blur quality". The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility. The term bokashi (暈かし) is related, meaning intentional blurring or gradation." (Source: [link]
Pencil: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B (sparingly)
Paper: 14x17 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum
Other: kneaded eraser, brush (for hat, hair, and background only)
Duration: 02/25/2012 ~ 04/08/2012
Model: Larisa Bakurova
Drawing: Kelvin Chen