"gentleman, rogue, scholar . . . just not in that order"
- Patrick J. Adams, twitter (halfadams)
30 - 35 hrs (lost track at some point)
The reference photo used is here: x
This is the longest I've ever worked on a piece and, whilst I'm very happy with the result, I can already see things I'm not so happy with (mainly the proportions of the facial features to the head/hair)
However! This was an exercise in using colouring pencils and colour rather than sticking to pencils and grayscale, and in that respect, I think I'm pretty proud of it!
I had tweaked the original photo (the above reference is my edit) to bring out the colours a bit more, and I very much enjoyed the challenge of the sun flare, the clothes and the background. I've been wanting to draw this pic for a while, so I'm glad I've finally got round to doing it!
There's something to be said about accuracy of the line work before starting in on the shading - one that I seem to fail at grasping every time I start a picture - but it's much easier to correct with pencil! Still, it's just something else I need to add to my skill set.
Comments and critiques are much appreciated!
- White card, approx. A3
- Mechanical pencil; HB
- Staedtlr tradition; HB, 4H
- Colour pencils; Karisma, Derwent Studio, Staedtlr watercolour, Lyra skin tone & Faber-Castell polychromos
- Tissues, cotton buds & tortillons for blending