I’m still working on the portraits. It’s not one every day but my goal is to do 100.
Photo references: Pinterest
This one was a bear to do. The angle of her head was the challenge. I’m pretty sure I had the angle of her features are lined up but as I got further into the drawing her nose was off. So erased and readjusted. I’m learning to not be afraid of the eraser; it’s becoming my friend.
photo reference from Pinterest.
I can’t believe that it’s now the home stretch. Eleven more drawings to go for the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge. In yesterday’s drawing I had switched paper – from tan to gray. It’s a much deeper gray as appears here in the scanned copy. I discovered I have to now use a darker pencil than the HB I had been using to a 2B. For the very dark areas around his eyes, a 6B was used. Then for a sharper highlight, I hit with a white Rembrandt pastel.
The photo reference was a striking shot of actor, Jeff Bridges. So the values were pretty much laid out for me. I have to say I’m pretty please with myself on this one.