Scorpio. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of Zodiac portraits. Time taken approx. 19 hours. Stats: A2 Bristol Board; 4H, 2H, H, 7B & 9B wooded pencils; HB, B, 2B &4B 0.5 Mechanical pencils; 6 different shades of Caran d'Ache Supracolor soft pencils for the red; cotton buds for blending the skin; kneadable eraser for highlights. Permission from photographer, Michael Krispin to use his photograph as a reference pic. Model: Melle Noire.

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Sheryl Boivin 20 Sep 2008

wow,wow, wow...

Claire Wilson 24 Apr 2008

Great Perspective - fabulous work :)

v blair 08 Sep 2007

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This is amazing work Ruth!

Akber Moeen 31 Aug 2007

very nice idea of using Zodiacs, and i like the way you bring out leather and shinny surface, good work

iRony C 01 Feb 2007

Wow! Cool!