UN-enlarged view is about the size of the actual drawing
I've had the reference photo of this saved for over a year. I loved the highlights and the challenge with his hair and the "negative space" work required. I'm still too impatient to do it correctly, but this is the best I can do for now.
SIZE: 5-3/4 x 7-3/4 INCHES TIME: about 8 hours PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B
FYI...both views are larger than the drawing, and that WHITE spot where HER left eye should be in the dark I thought was cool on the reference photo HERE [link] I first converted it to B&W then cropped it down to a head shot
SIZE: 7 x 6-3/4 Inches TIME: 7 hours PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, F, B, 2B TOOLS: Color shaper, Blending Stumps, Kneaded eraser, Blu-Tac, Q-tip, Tissue, Make-up sponges
NOTE: the UN-enlarged view is the ACTUAL SIZE of the original drawing
This is the FINAL. I've had a lot of people ask me to do some step scans for Blonde hair, and thought this would be a good one.
Katie Herzig is a Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, and is amazingly talented! She is also part of the highly acclaimed group of Singer-Songwriters known as the "Ten out of Tenn" (Tennessee), along with my son, Andrew Belle. Katie is the one who sang on his song "Static Waves"