Deviation Actions

derektwilt's avatar

Woman on a bed

By derektwilt
The source for this drawing is a self-portrait photo taken by deviant forgetxxmexxnot. I thought the lighting was so phenomenal, the way it highlighted individual hairs. I have no intention to sell or make prints, it was a personal project to work on my own technical skill.

I used 4h, 2h, h, f, 2b, 7b, 8b graphite pencils.
Image details
Image size
717x960px 97.28 KB
Published:
© 2012 - 2021 derektwilt
Comments13
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
derektwilt's avatar
ShannC's avatar
hey, i have a sort of random question for you, what kind of paper do you use for your portraits?
derektwilt's avatar
no prob! Ive only ever used stonehenge because of the thickness and the slight mottle. I have a bunch of techniques for doing different textures that wouldn't work on thinner or slicker paper.

Random question right back at you. I saw on your profile that you said you're not a fan of Canada. Curious why! I'm in Ontario too, toronto specifically.
ShannC's avatar
hey thanks alot for the reply, i just ask because i am struggling with finding the right paper right now, just learned recycled paper is not so good...a bunch of different techniques for texture you say, im obsessed with textures in drawing so id really like to live in your head for a day haha, anyway ya im not that crazy about Ontario, im acouple hours from toronto, i just say that cause i lived in chicago for many years and spent some time in europe and i miss it hah but im sure Canada in fine in its own way.
derektwilt's avatar
lol i think 90% of my thoughts wouldnt really interest you, unless you like women, videogames and installing elevators. I guess 10% has some useful art knowledge :P

You sound very worldly. I'm a bit jealous!
ShannC's avatar
haha i think you might be selling yourself short there alittle, not so worldly, just saw some stuff..hope you dont think its odd that id mssgd you a few times on here, just love your stuff.
derektwilt's avatar
not odd at all, I enjoy the conversation. Ill try to get some more work up asap :P
View all replies
susanjo's avatar
WOW!! This is like a photo!! So realistic!! Great job!
derektwilt's avatar
thanks very much :D
Justa-Watcher49's avatar
Glad you took no your project! Fantastic job with the sunlight! Great image!
derektwilt's avatar
thanks very much :D
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In