Charcoal Drawing - Portrait
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- Mechanical Pencil.
- HB Leads.
- Charcoal Pencil Soft and Medium.
- Moldable Eraser.
- Cotton Swabs.
- A4 Opaline 180G.
- As always I start making an initial sketch, it's funny because I always put the picture of the sketch but it does not look very clear hahaha.
-I started by illustrating his right eye, bordering with a charcoal pencil and with the brush and brush, he spread the grits to make the shadow of the eyes, add small details to make the effect of the skin, this is very laborious.
I made the eyelashes and eyebrows using the very fine charcoal mine, taking into account the dark and clear areas in the eyes.
One of her eyes looks bigger but it's not a problem, later I'll adjust it
Stain a separate paper with charcoal strokes, simulating a palette of oils to take a little with the brush and thus illustrate the tone of the skin and its shadows. I use a round tip brush since its brush strokes are softer and stain less, allowing me to adjust the right tone.
I illustrate a part of the hair to find meaning to the face, I made strokes with a pen without ink to mark the paper, so when I made the strokes with charcoal will be marked white hairs, this simulates light hair and impacted by light
Once having the base of the hair I can already shade the face a little more.
I made the shadows of hair, nose, and cheeks.
- The most difficult part of illustrating this face are the lips, I wanted to make them exactly the same because if I did a bad detail completely changed the face, and that was what happened to me on the previous occasions.
With charcoal illustrate the dark marks of the lips, soften them and with the moldable eraser, I gave volume to the marks.
- With the lips already made, I could illustrate the remaining shadows of the face and thus be able to give a better effect to the grimace, I finished the hair using the same technique and began to illustrate her hand.
Finally finish the illustration and be very dissatisfied.
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Until the next time!