Graphite pencil portrait of a pensive girl on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.
Pencils: Mars Lumograph (4B,2B, B, H, 4H), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B and 0.5mm/4B with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Indentation: Royal Langnickel embossing tool.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser.
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio; Removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.
I thank Angyalimosoly
for giving the lovely photograph that I uses as my reference (pixabay.com/en/seriously-think…
) a CC0 Public Domain licence.
My wife was on holiday, having taken our camera with her, at the time that I drew this so I knew that I had plenty of time to complete this challenging drawing before she returned and I was able to photograph and upload it here.
Here is the drawing process
Here are some of my other children's portraits: