Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Dennis" WIP2

Here's an update on my portrait of my friend Dennis.  I'm still using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils but now switched to 4H, HB, and 2B leads as I work the skin texture.  Trying to kick my portrait work up a notch.  More to come soon!


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Work in Progress - "Dennis"

Here's my line drawing to my newest portrait, "Dennis".

This is 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.  For my line drawing, I used a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.  I call this stage of my process the "ugly stage". My lines are drawn quickly and look like a two year old did them. I use my line drawing for placement of features only. I map out where I want everything, including light and shadow. This is the foundation of my portrait process. More to come soon!


Friday, December 25, 2015

"Maryna" Finished

Here is my completed portrait of "Maryna".  She's 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.