Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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
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!