It's done! And in only.. 10 days? Well, something like that, anyway. A birthday present for my classmate and dear friend ~SanoeChan
who just turned 20, yay!
I'm quite happy with the results, and I think she liked her gift. I can see lots of small details now that I had to rush (finished just in time to spray it and get on the bus, with several minutes for it to dry in between!
) but all in all, I'm pleased.
-26x35 cm on A3 paper
-mech pencil 0.35 H (very smudgy for H, I might add...
-2H, HB, B, 2B pencils
-sharpened eraser, and...
-a plain old eraser (for actually erasing stuff)
-two reference photos of and by the lovely young lady in the portrait.
-time taken... well... let's say about 30 hours or so? I actually didn't count.
I switched between the two reference photos quite regularly in the beginning, trying to get the best of both worlds, but before I knew it, I had spent five-six hours on drawing her hair only from one of them. The one where you can see each and every strand of hair, so I thought
Luckily, it didn't kill me, and I got a lot of practice in everybody's favourite subject: drawing hair. I had a lot of help from this: Tutorial: How to draw hair
, which is a great tutorial on drawing hair. Thanks,
, you really helped me out on this one! I may not have done it exactly as in the tutorial, but I know I implemented a lot of it in my technique for this portrait. In addition to the kneedable eraser, I used the more aggressive sharpened-eraser approach *inventing new words*. Lovely for those random loose strands of hair
*Fall down from exertion of creative energies*