Portrait of my grandma Nina Semyonovna, ex-anti-Nazi guerilla

Artist's Description

Frankly, I was not certain of the outcome because I had to draw this portrait very quickly due to the old age of my model; she had trouble sitting still for a long time plus she was talking all the time recalling her thrilling young years during the communist repressions and World War II…
However, being sort of in dire straits had a positive effect on me since I faced the challenge of creating her image very briefly…
waterpaper,tempera,charcoal, sauce;60×40 cm;2010

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