THE CHARMING SMILE | done with charcoal

in WORLD OF XPILARlast year (edited)


Hello steemians! Happy new weekend. I pray for peace to the whole world. How was the week. Today is Thursday here. I wish you a terrific new week as I share my post with you. My fellow members of @worldofxpilar. I am here again to share my recent realistic charcoal pencil portrait of my recent piece I did for my client who decided to surprise her friend
The portrait was commissioned by my friend Teejay. Teejay is my good friend.


PaperNeedle point paper
Size12/15 inches
PencilsCharcoal pencil and charcoal dust
EraserTombo mono zero and nataraj vynil eraser
Camerainfinix mobile phone
DurationApproximately 21 hours

Here are the steps on how I did the portrait.
I drew my grid lines and made my sketch then started shading it gradually. Sometimes I usually start some of my portraits from the hair, but in his case I started with the clothe and the hair. Then I got to the face and started working on the features of the face gradually as usual. This is to helps me work upwards and from left to right before moving down to the neck and necklace Though I used a piece of paper to place my hands. I do this to avoid smudging the part I may have already worked on. I really took my time to include everything in detail even though I was not accurate exactly the way it is in the reference. Making sure nothing was left out since I want you to really appreciate a good work. And I know myself. I know I'm always committed to excellence regardless of who it may be.

This time it was for my friend Teejay. He's one of the client who give me real time to do my work well. I appreciate him for that.


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Thank you for going through my blog and post as well. I hope you learnt something, stay tuned, more post are coming. I remain Tempest Inyang. Your humble artist
Keep steeming friends

 last year 


Amazing details on her jacket.
Nice work.

Thanks dear. I really took my time

Great work my friend.

Thanks so much my friend

Amazing job.

Thanks for your kind words

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