Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hilton Head Gang - Mugshot 8

Week 8 finds us looking for Nancy “The Guardian” Darling so named because of her help with rescue dogs.  She often travels with a large pack of dogs which hampers her ability to shoot but that does not prevent her from trying.  She uses the dogs to attract unsuspecting subjects then while they are being distracted...she shoots.  It is a devious but very effective plan.  I hear she and her pack will be heading up to Alaska to participate in the Iditarod...that may be a false lead...just be on the lookout...

Nancy "The Guardian"
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Every week I think these mugshots will go faster but I seem to labor over them.  I spent a week with these ladies so I know their personalties and I want to capture a little of their spirit.  I am learning about facial features, skin tones and hair -- these faces aren't easy!  I will post Chris tomorrow.


  1. This is very nice. Has a gentle quality to it. I like the way your edges are soft. I have to work on that.

  2. Very nice, Betsy! You're right that the faces aren't easy, but you seem to be doing great with them!

  3. Betsy! I love it when there's suddenly a new mug added! Wonderful job on Nancy. You are so right about how they seem to go faster, I've noticed that too. That's another reason why this workshop was so valuable - it's propelled us to practice our portrait chops!