Virginia Woolf by Kaitlin Beckett

Another portrait…I just finished reading ‘To The Lighthouse’.

Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928). more

Charcoal and white conte crayon on brown paper.

This was drawn from a photo taken in 1902 by George Charles Beresford (Public Domain).

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  • tambatoys
    tambatoysover 7 years ago

    wow you really are freaking talented :)

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 7 years ago

    Love your talented soul!!!
    I just want to reach out and run my fingers over this piece, it just feels so… alive.
    Here eyes… almost yearning and forlorn. Wow!
    Thanks for the link, I’m off to check it out! :D

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 7 years ago

    excellant sketch !!!

  • Incognita
    Incognitaover 7 years ago

    A beautiful rendition of the defining photograph of VW — and you’ve brought even more depth to it! Congratulations.

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 7 years ago

    Beautiful drawing, so soft and natural.

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettover 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone, that was quick!
    Paul, just let me spray her with fixative, then you can do what you like! :)
    This is one of the more famous photos of Virginia, before she was married I think, she was very young.

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahover 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • madvlad
    madvladover 7 years ago

    perfect likeness she was one mystery, but true artists are, them that dedicate thier whole being to art are super sensitive people and she fit that mold see the moive ;hours;

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011over 7 years ago

    Wonderful likeness.

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanover 7 years ago

    This is very beautiful. Could look at it for hours

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