Graphite pencil drawing of two girls from Đà Lạt, Vietnam, on A4 Daler Rowney airbrush Bristol board
Pencils: Mars Lumograph (HB), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B) , mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B, 0.5mm/4B with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stumps by Royal Langnickel and Boldmere, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Erasing: W H Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery eraser.
Photo adjustment of the photo of the drawing so that it closely resembles the drawing itself using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio and removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.
My sincere thanks go to Réhahn Photography
for permission to use his photo of these girls, www.facebook.com/Rehahn.Photog…
, as my reference for this drawing. His photo is Copyright Réhahn Photography.
The challenge here was getting the two portraits on A4. I wanted to try for as much detail as I normally do, but everything was half size and there were twice as many eyes, mouths, noses and hairstyles to contend with!
An animation of the WIP photos that I took to show the drawing process is here: