Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A pencil portrait of NINJA

Greetings!

I made it back again...T___T

This posting is EXTREMELY late, a thousand apology to my dear friend Nueng and her little Ninja. I miss you girls very much....T____T

This was meant to be a birthday present for Ninja, the little girl in the drawing, and my first non celebrity pencil portrait in this blog. But I didn't make it on time...

Here's how it all started:





Beginning with my usual ingredients, pencils 3B to 8B (I left out 2B as it became too light for me...) kneadable eraser and tortillion.











The A3 size smooth art cards...









Mechanical pencils ( I used mainly the one with 4B lead, actually)










Tissue papers <3















Here's the initial sketch to position the figure on paper.


















Working on the face proportion.

















The proportion of the straw hat...



















Proportion of the body....



















Proportion completed. Took me about 1 hour 45 mins...















Starting to work on the eye shadings with a tortillion.












Blending the shading of the face with tissue.













Darkening the shading of the facial features with 4B.













Using the other darker pencils like 5B and 6B to improve the shading further.














Working on the shading of the hat now. Interesting to see how blank the body look at this stage...

















It took a while to get the texture out as the pattern was rather complicated...

















Now the shading for the body...


















And the shading for the dress...



















Basic shading done...
















a lot of time needed for more touch ups...














Here and there...













Next, working on the shading of the background. I started light with a 3B pencil and got darker later.












Touching up one last time after the background is done.











...and here it is, done.

I wish I finished it a lot earlier...

Sorry, Ninja!

(Ninja turned 5 years old in February and her mom Nueng is only 22 years old! I envy her...)







This venture took me 21 hours to finish. Not only it was late, it was ridiculously slow....

As usual my life was too busy to get anything done decently and this time it got worse with endless work and exams to deal with... I had to stop so many times in the middle of the drawing to attend to a thousand disruptions and it was really pissing me off! I thought I might just kill somebody one day...

This drawing may not be as well done as I intended. I hope Ninja and Nueng like it! I'll try to do better next time... T___T

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. GRACE!! OH MY GOD! I've nothing to say but Oh my god! Thank you sooo much XD I think I make you goes crazy with her hat lol

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