My first manga-realistic styled portrait. I hope you will like it although the shading couldn't be perfect because I didn't use any reference photo when I made this drawing. Watch out because I will do also another drawings like this.
My first original drawing based on my own idea and own made reference photo.
Material used: A2 mellotex 290gsm board, blending stumps, mechanical pencils 0,3-0,5 HB, B2, regular pencil B6, blu tack, charcoal for background, colored pencils for apple. Total time 150 hours. Please look at the full size to see all details of this image. Thanks for watching and faving!
Wolf drawing. Material used: extra smooth bristol board, blending stumps, mechanical pencils 0,3-0,5 HB, B2, blu tack, own made indenting tool. Total time 11 hours. This drawing is aprox. 6" X 4" (15X10cm) large so the original is smaller then image here. It is large like postcard.
I finally finished this one. In the end I located a little mistake (right eye proportion) that makes a huge difference since it is corrected. Some shadings looked off as well, I tried to adjust them all. Anyway, hope you like it (:
As mentioned this was supposed to be a little exercise. The point was to work with image sharpness/unsharpness while trying a different skin technique. The left part of her face should've been a bit more blurry, I might rework this area. The topknots were almost missing on my reference, so I had to wing it. Thanks for looking =]
Another personal work from me but this time a very special one. I choosed the reference Female Stock 3 by for a very special reason. The reason is my upcoming hair tutorial and this drawing was perfect for this tutorial.
Btw I´ll add also a short video on YouTube where you´ll see me drawing hair .
Hope you like it.
Here are some stats for you .
Time: approx. 25 hrs. Size is A3. It´s my usual hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpaper with 190 gsm. Entirely graphite. Sketched with an 3H and also added some basic shadings with the same pencil. Also used mechanical pencils. 0,9mm HB, 0,7mm HB and 2B, 0,5mm 2B and 0,3mm B. WIP:
Long time ago since my last upload. Was kinda lazy lately and haven´t drawn very much. But I was finally able to finish my latest pencil portrait of Kirsten Dunst. I worked almost a whole month on this piece and I guess I worked far over 40 hours on this drawing. I wanted to put more quality and less quantity into my drawing and it worked pretty good. I spent a lot of time for her hair this time and the hair part on, and around her shoulder was the most difficult hair I´ve ever drawn. Also I got a lot of problems getting her facial expression right. I revised it countless times.
Here are the stats for you: Drawn on A3 Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpaper with 190 gsm. Used wooden and mechanical pencils for this drawing. A tissue and a q-tip were used to blend some ares in her face. A sharpened eraser for som fine hair strands. Time approx. far over 40 hrs. maybe 50.
Long time ago since my last female portrait here on DA. But this time I did a very special one. I am more than proud to present you this pencil portrait of Jessica Alba. I had a lot of fun with this one. I like these special kind of portraits with a background that blurs into the face of the model and just a part of the face which is in focus. All entirely done with regular and mechanical graphite pencils on A3 Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpaper with 190 gsm. Time for this approx a week.
I would like to dedicate this drawing to I remember first seeing her drawing --> [link] that I was inspired to one day draw my own Labyrinth portrait ^^ she is also a fantastic artist that is an inspiration to many ^_^
This is a portrait of Jennifer Connelly as Sarah from the movie "Labyrinth".. It's a movie that I saw when I was really small, and I really liked it. I think many ppl who saw it liked it, like "Never ending Story" its one of those movies that u watch and like ^^
Thanks for all feedback on the WIPs ^^ and congrats to for being the first to correctly guess who it is ^^
Stats: A3 Bristol Board Pad 220gsm Normal H pencil Mechanical pencils 0.3 H, B, 0.5 2H, 4B, 0.7 HB, 0.9 H, 2H Ruler, Eraser Tissue to blend Writing paper to lean on...
In hommage to Marilyn Monroe. This drawing is larger than others, I wanted to draw this portrait for my room decoration x) And I think the reference I used really looks like the wonderful Marilyn...
Again bristol, I don't know if I'll keep this paper for the next ones, but I have problems with it, above all for the hair. Indeed I find it really unpleasant to detail the hair, but it obviously is excellent for the shading x)
I recently watched Dorian Gray and Ben is just soooo handsome and charismatic .... I had to draw him, this one and I have another lined up too
I've been drawing this for ages, little bits here and little bits there, I think I lost the plot for a while.
Also, this started out as graphite, but is now a big mixture of graphite, carbon and pastel :$
Materials: Graphite Pencils - Wooden and Mechanical (HB to 8B, the 8B is now dead) Carbon Pencil 6B, also dead White Pastel Erasers (I found an eraser that gets rid of 8B pencil!!!!!!! Awesome) Hahnenuhle Nostalgie A4 paper (that is why the image is kinda grainey, my scanner is not friends with it yet, or maybe its the operator ) Time: Not sure about 6-7 hours or so
Before I ramble on about the bits I used I want to say that the very amazing and generous allowed me to use one of his shots as a reference. This one, I have based on one of his photos. The pose and the girl are in this position, but I changed her features and face a little to show anguish .... I hope The background was just me playing really.
Materials: A3 Extra Smooth Bristol (bright white .... so thats why the white is WHITE! I lightened it a little after the scan altered it and now its glowing ... okay for lightening, not great for the other areas) Graphite - Wooden and Mechanical Graphite Powder Erasers Tortillion Sponge Masking Fluid Time: About 12 hours or thereabouts
This was soooo much fun to do. I did this drawing as a draw-along with the very talented this is the link to her beautiful drawing please take a look, they have turned out so different .. i love that!
We had already drawn a picture , unknowingly, from the same amazing photographers gallery, so got chatting and decided to do it again and hopefully learn from each other and also see how differently we interpret the image. I have to say I was the one who learnt the most this time ... thank you
This is the original photo I was given permission from to draw from her gallery. It is truly amazing and please have a look if you haven't already done so. It's very orignial and inspirational.
Details: I think this took me around 7 hours or so to draw, on and off. It may have been a little more or a little less. It's drawn on A4 Bristol Board with graphite (HB, 2B, 4B and 8B). I used tissue, tortillions, erasers (many kinds).
I saw the movie Mr. and Mrs. smith last week, I love that movie and I thought by myself angelina is so beautiful why didnt I draw her yet? So now I drew her.
I also made wip video, I have the link on my profile page [link]
Its exactly one year ago that I started realistic drawing, cant believe how time flies.. XD I learned a lot this year but I still have to learn a lot. I'm still testing out new techniques, I cant seem to be happy with the result of my drawings... I always think, next time Im gonna draw much better. I always try to improve myself and hopefully one day I will be happy with the result of my drawings.
I used - B, 3B and 9B pencils - tissues - Kneaded eraser