I drew my very dear and close friend.
She is traditional and religious and wears a veil to church. I've successfully drawn her in a few hours.
She loves purple and she was wearing purple. I used my usual style of black and white plus color.
✏️Medium: Graphite pencils, prisma ✏️colored pencils, Sakura black brush pen
✏️Time: estimated 3 hours
✏️ Date: July 10, 2019
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Before I explain my drawing process, I found this portrait rather easy. I used a new tool, a pencil eraser! Yes a pencil with an eraser core. It helps erase better and erase small strokes. Amazing!
✏️ I start with a sketch though unsure as usual, I still get doubts but I managed to achieve her look and improved it as I went on.
✏️ So here I use a 3b for sketch and shading. I just smudge it to smoothen the graphites appearance using tissue.
✏️ I used shades of purple, pink and blue violet for the necklace so it's vibrant. Sometimes I put the colors in advance so it's not messy.
✏️ There's second layer shading. Mid tones. This will make up the volume of the subject and values.
Looks better with added shading.
✏️ These are the really dark hues, near black color. To emphasize shadow and 3D. I know this pic is kinda dark but you'll see it in further examples how it is. I used 5b and 6b pencils.
SHADING THE VEIL
✏️ This is my first time doing a veil and using a pencil eraser. So instead of using the leave out method I can use the dark to light method. Or simply just erasing the light patterns. In this picture I already shade the veil lightly.
ERASING THE PATTERNS
✏️ I just erase.
I like upside down pictures. It looks more real. Haha
RESHADING THE VEIL
✏️ Why? Because some parts need a darker shade to make it more see through and also, to make it textured. No smudging needed.
ADDING DEPTH WITH MORE SHADOWS
✏️ I used an 8b and some brushpens for the shadows and eyes. Makes it more real and pops out.
ADD DARK GREEN
✏️ To put shadow on the colored part of her shirt I put dark green, not black, green is an opposite color so it'll be noticable and blend better for shadow.
📷 Here's a cellphone capture, slightly edited.
📷 Scan of the drawing
I'm pretty happy with the outcome and am doing more of these. I just recovered from an art block and I'm doing more art soon. God willing!
Hope you enjoyed the work in progress pictures and thanks for stopping by!
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