Sunday, June 27, 2010
A pencil portrait of KRISTEN STEWART
Here are the stuffs I use to make a pencil portrait...A3 sketch book, Staedtler pencils 2B to 8B, kneadable erasers and tortillions...
I always start with a faint guide line, doing a quick sketch of the picture with a 2B pencil.
I did a quick sketch of the features to prepare for more adjustment...
Getting the proportion right is vital. I spent about 35 minutes adjusting this one. The success of the portrait depends on it.
The rest of the shading comes rather easy after the proportion is done. I started light with the same 2B pencil.
This is my favorite step...using a tortillion to bring the shading to life.
The face is almost done...
Time to shade the hair. Up till now all the shading was done with a 2B pencil. I kind of work from light to dark.
I used a 4B pencil to darken the features, drawing the eye lashes one by one like a make up session. Then I darkened the hair further with a 6B pencil.
The final picture...
This drawing is dedicated to my dear friend afordite
Again, this took me approximately 5 hours to finish, split in to days because I'm always so busy...T___T
Will learn to work faster.
Hope you like it!