I'm trying to catch up with lost time...
So here's another posting to add on to March before it slips away... v__v
Beginning with the same stuffs: pencils 3B to 8B, kneadable eraser and tortillion.
The A3 size smooth cards...
Mechanical pencils with 2B, 3B and 4B leads...
complete with tissue.
The basic sketch to position the figure on paper.
This time, I adjusted the face proportion first. It helps me to measure the distance of the eyes, nose and mouth better.
Sketching in the features roughly...
...then clean up with adjustment. This has to be as accurate as possible or the drawing will DIE.
More adjustment done to the hair and mouth and clothes. At this stage, it didn't look much like the final at all and the teeth proportion made the figure look like a piranha... I used to be scared of drawing teeth but now I understand the necessity of this stage.
Too much fear will not get me anywhere. This took me 45mins.
I still need the tortillion in more ways than I show here. One of these days I shall focus on explaining the many uses of tortillion in another drawing.
Putting in the shading with a 3B pencil.
...then blend it with tissue.
After several shading and blending with different pencils (3B to 5B at this stage) the basic shading is more or less done.
Working on bringing out the features with darker pencils like 4B and 5B.
NOW the mouth and teeth.
It isn't hard to draw photo realistic teeth at all but to capture a smile with teeth naturally is hard work. I'm still working on my skill at this.
Working on the hair next.
The hair usually takes a long time to do. Here's the basic shading and just the beginning of another few hours of slavery...
Adding in the details of the strands is time consuming but satisfying when it begins to look like it's going the right way...
The hair is darkened after hours of toll. Now the clothes.
Shading in a darker background to help make the face look brighter. Starting with 3B and slowly move on to 6B.
I used a piece of paper to protect the rest of the picture from fatal smudging.
After the background is done, the final touch up commence.
A lot of touch ups and re-touching ups are needed in the course of the drawing as I don't know why the details seemed to keep getting lost...?
So here we have it at last. Another job done.
This one took 14 hours and 46 mins to complete. I think I gave up on trying to work faster. I'm always dead beat at night when I get to do my drawings and I just wanted to enjoy it before the Zzzz comes in to destroy all my hard work. And YES I ever killed a picture once because I dozed off.
Lucky this one survived. Hope you like it.
Thanks for looking!