Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Portrait - Progress 6

Now this is a much better image than my last post. Here's another update. I went back to the hair. The face is just about finished, I may make some small adjustments here or there but for the most part it's done.

For the hair, I'm using a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. I'm still blending with a medium tortillion and picking out highlights with an eraser pencil.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Portrait - Progress 4

Here's another update. I changed my technique for the second portrait. I'm now using circulism. I want to try to have a smooth and more natural looking tonal transition. I used 7H, 4H, 3H, and 3B pencils. I'm still working on the forehead, I want to add a little more darker tone. I also started the sideburns.

The paper is not yellow, it's actually white. I forgot to turn on the flash on my camera when I took the photo, the room was dimly lit so the paper captured the yellow hue. I'll take a better photo for my next upload.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Portait - Progress 3

Here's another update. I started the second half of this portrait. I'm still using a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a 2B lead and blending with a medium tortillion.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Portrait - Progress 2

I have just about one half of this portrait finished. I'm using only a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. I'm blending still with a medium size tortillion.

The color is better in person, I attempted to scan the image with a scanner but it didn't come out as good as I wanted. Next time, I'm going back to using my digital camera.

Here's an updated image:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Portrait - Progress 1

I'm working on a new portrait of an artist friend who recently passed away. I'm combining two reference photos together at different ages to make one portrait.

The size is 14 x 17. I'm drawing on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I'm using a 0.5 Berol Mechanical Pencil with a 2B lead.