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Portrait Drawing WIPs 2 by Sheloize Portrait Drawing WIPs 2 by Sheloize
Graphite on Cold Press Watercolor Paper (18" X 24")
11 September 2009 - 9 Hours (3 Days)

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:frail: People seem to be more interested in how I draw than the finished work, so here is the WIPs. I draw differently each time. I sometimes draw a whole composition and build up the details, and I sometimes finish one area and go to next areas.

:frail: This will go to scrap later or be erased. I don't think this is a tutorial but I don't know where to put this. It is 18" by 24" but I cropped the image.

I used a photo from :iconstock-of-spades:.

[link to the reference photo]

[link to the finished drawing]


:frail: It is done by using an HB 0.5mm mechanical pencil. How did I get that dark with only an HB pencil? Try it on thick, heavy, and rough-textured paper and you will know :) But you have to give up smooth blending. I use smooth paper when I want to make smooth blending of the skin contrast.

:frail: How did I finish the drawing quickly? It seems there are a lot of details but they are simplified to lines and dots. If you can do hatching, it is easy. I just did hatching with an eraser just like a pencil. Notice that almost all details are just hatching lines and dots in this drawing.

Ask me a question if you have any.
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truGIRobsession Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
wonderful!
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Sheloize Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!~~~ :floating:
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Liol Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work- mind I ask how you get the fine white lines?
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:iconsheloize:
Sheloize Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I used a mechanical pencil eraser to make white lines. Now I use a stick eraser instead.
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Axoupixoufour Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I dn't really understand the thin white lines.. and... the perfection... :O xD I should stop staring lol
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Sheloize Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:
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Axoupixoufour Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
:O OMG amazing work
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:iconsheloize:
Sheloize Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!~~~ :D
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CatherineNorbant Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Amazing detail!
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Sheloize Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!~~~ :heart:
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