WIP - This is the first of many coloured layers. To begin a coloured-pencil portrait, I start by drawing the outline with a light-coloured pencil on a grid and then erase the grid lines before shading. Swipe to see the outline.
5 × 7 inches | Prismacolor Pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 300
Look at that tiny as shit ear 👂
I tend to either draw ears to get them out of the way or neglect them, because i'm not crazy about them haha XD
And for a reason i don't remember, i gave this guy a stretched earlobe mod, which i'm also not crazy about, but whatevs 🤷♀️
This tiny, precious 4 x 4" drawing is almost done. I'm working with a Blackwing pencil over fabriano paper that i mounted on davey board.
That relationship between the orbit of he eye, zygomatic and masseter is just so 👌😍👌😍👌😍👌😍👌😍👌😍
I started the second pass of shading, really trying to get the details as realistic as I can. I mainly worked the back and side today, and will work the legs more tonight. I did do some more detail work after I posted last night as well, trying to get the hair more detailed. So for those of you still reading this, my plan is to do a drawing every 10 days, as a means to develop more discipline in my art practice. Do you want to see daily, or semi daily work in progress posts? Or would it be better to just post finished works?
Left or Right? 2 different styles of drawing. The left- I drew him with a lot of rough pencil work: hatching (parallel lines) and crosshatching, and using a white charcoal pencil for highlights. The right- I drew her using a sharp graphite pencil, neatly drawing on every grain of the paper (no blending). .
Which style do you prefer?