Monday, October 24, 2005
More of the skin tone has been built up. The eyes look a little scary! Usually the eyes are the first area I define but the reference photo I am using is poor so I am hoping to get a better quality picture to work from. The mouth is looking better and the first layer of hair has been added.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The base skin tone has been added in and I am now building up the depth of the features. It always looks kind of muddy at this point as it takes a lot of blending and reapplying graphite to build up the depth. The lip is too wide on top which makes it look too feminine which I will re-work shortly.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
I thought I would post a portrait that I am currently working on. It is a wedding portait that I am giving as a gift to friends of mine.
To create an outline of the drawing I use a grid printed onto tracing paper. I then print the same grid onto my reference photo and use an F pencil to draw my outline. Once the outline is complete I transfer it to my drawing surface using graphite paper.
I am starting to fill in the skin tones and hair alternating with 2B, 4B and F graphite working from left to right to avoid smuding.