Step by Step Graphite Pencil Drawing by Ch Bilal Sial

in art •  last year  (edited)
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Rough Side of Bristol Board
Size: 25 × 33 cm (10″ × 13″)



The outline was drawn freehand on newsprint and then transferred to Bristol Board using graphite-coated paper


Rendered the eyes first as I usually do, using 0.5 mm 2B and HB mechanical pencils and 6H and 8B wooden pencils.Next, I began to add the skin tones around the surrounding areas with circular layers of HB. Afterwards, I started on the subject’s right cheek working inwards towards the nose using the same pencil and strokes.Leaving the nose still unfinished, I proceeded to work on the forehead with 2B and HB


Still using 2B, I did the other eyebrow and finished layering the initial skin tones on the forehead.I darkened the left side of the subject’s nose (viewer’s right side) and continued to the other side of the face.I also applied more tones on his cheeks


The drawing is progressing mostly from the right side of the head (viewer’s left).Using 2B and HB mechanical pencils, I darkened the forehead especially the right part.I also applied more graphite to his eyebrow, skin around the eye, and the side of the nose. Next, I began layering in the shadow under the nose.The hair is done with the 2B pencil following its growth. I pulled out the highlights with a kneaded eraser


Using the 0.5 mm HB mechanical pencil, I darkened the area just above the eyebrows and the bridge of the nose.I also added more tones to the eye and the side of the nose (viewer’s right).I did some of the hairStage-6


I added the first layers of skin tones on the chin and lower lip using a 0.5 mm HB mechanical pencil.I also did the ear using 0.5 mm 2B and HB mechanical pencils


I did the subject’s left ear (viewer’s right) and part of the neck using 0.5 mm HB mechanical pencil.With the 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil, I did the other side of the hair and darkened the other eyebrow


I continued to do the neck and it is almost finished


I used the 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil to do the hair and clothes


I finished the clothes and pulled some highlights in the hair.For the teeth, I used 5H and 3H wooden pencils and a cotton bud

Stage-11: Finished

I added some finishing touches, especially on the teeth and hair, and darkened the shadow under the nose a bit.So here is the finished drawing. Thank you for viewing my work. I hope you enjoyed it

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