|16x20" Graphite Portrait Commission|
I used to jump in with dark pencils (ie 2b and B) but for this portrait I really tried to use restraint and use 2H, H and eventually HB leads which allowed me to build up the layers gradually without blending. Soooo slow...but so worth it :) Good studio music is a must :)
I must say too, what a great looking couple! I caught myself a few times when I was shifting my cover paper (which protects the drawing areas I am not working on) thinking wow, what a beautiful smile, eyes. nose.