Graphite on Cold Press Watercolor Paper (18" X 24")
11 September 2009 - 9 Hours (3 Days)Download
for the very very large image.
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.
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
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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.
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.