Life's been very busy for me, glad I made it back here... hope I have not forgotten how to draw!
Well, here's another pencil portrait after the long break...
This time, I'm revising my list of ingredients:
These are the pencils I used: Mars Lumograph from Germany.
I chose only 3B, 4B, 6B and 8B for the job.
And here are the types of kneadable erasers I favor. They're Japanese?
These are white and soft, very useful for moulding into sharp tips to erase tiny spaces.
|The tortillions were made in China.|
They are paper rolls and feel kinda 'furry'...
|The paper used is still the same A3 size smooth art card. |
I bought another new pack, actually...
|Beloved tissues for photographic tone blending.|
|So here's the very beginning. A basic sketch...|
|Adding more details...|
|Adding the dress line...|
|Laying down basic shading with a 3B pencil, this will be the lightest tone for now.|
|Blending the shading with a tissue to create smooth tone.|
|Working on the eye shading now. Still using 3B.|
|Using the kneadable eraser to create some lighter shades.|
|Completing the shading for the rest of the face.|
|Working on the mouth & teeth...|
|Drawing the other eye...|
|Here's the face completed in 3B.|
|Using the tortillion to blend the face shading in circular movement.|
Not trying to draw any pores here, there aren't any on miss Agnew's face, but circulism will make the skin texture look more natural.
|Darkening the shading with 4B and 6B pencils.|
|The process of darkening from left to right...|
|The face darkened by 6B and the neck line done (basically) too.|
|Starting to work on the hair now with 3B...|
|Blending the 3B shading with tissue.|
|Using the kneadable eraser to make highlights.|
|Here, the Mono Zero eraser plays a big part in drawing white or lighter lines on the hair.|
|Darkening the hair further with 6B.|
|The tortillion is also used for blending some parts in the hair.|
Unlike tissue, it makes the blending darker.
|The hair took many hours to 'evolve', at the end of 20 hours, it was still 'half-done'.|
|Darkening the back ground with 6B, it is rather 'weak' compared to 8B.|
|See the difference in tone when the 8B comes on. |
Nothing seems to be 'serious' before this...
|How the 8B washed out all my previous effort in darkening the picture.|
|I noticed the Mono Zero is very good at drawing fine white lines on solid 8B black too.|
Now, I have no need for gelly-rolls, never worked well with them anyway.
|The process of darkening the rest of the drawing with 8B begins.|
They had to stand the test of black in the solid background.
|I worked on the dress line last, starting with 6B, then drawing over them with 8B.|
Finally, completing the hair part where it 'interacted' with the dress.