Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lima Family Progress 2

Well, I've been plugging away on this portrait. I've re-started this portrait like 5 times now. I finally have it to a point where I'm "OK" with it. I like it enough to continue on (I have to now that Halloween is where - Christmas is right around the corner).

I'm using lighter tones and have the facial features mapped out and in proportion to the face I think.

So far the leads I'm using are HB, 2B, and 5H. On the left side of her cheek (screen's right) I want to curve out the cheek a tiny bit to give her more of a smile. Another update coming soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lima Family Progress 1 - Take Two

I'm sorry this image is very bad. I took this with my digital camera which I'm still trying to figure out how to use. The paper is actually white. For some reason, all of my photographs of my drawings come out like this. I think it's the lighting. I think I'm going to start taking my work outside and then take the photograph. Oh well.....

Here's the line drawing for my newest portrait which is going to be a Christmas gift for the mother in law of a family friend.

The drawing itself is 14 x 17 (the largest piece I've done so far). I'm using 3 different photographs for the reference. I'm combining the 3 photos into this one portrait.

I'm using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. The line drawing was done with a 0.5mm Berol Mechanical Pencil with a 2B lead. I'll be using Prismacolor Torquoise Drawing Pencils.

Now that my line drawing is complete, I can now start adding texture and tone. Hopefully I can start bringing this portrait to life.

I'll be posting an update soon.