Sunday, April 28, 2013

Challenge Yourself....Portrait Sketch in Colored Pencil

This sketch is done on watercolor paper, so there is a lot of texture.
It is 6 x 7 1/2 inches and was done in about 3 hours.  I stopped
and returned a lot because I really wanted to get a likeness.
Keeping your eyes fresh is very important in being accurate.  I
also looked at the drawing in the mirror...a sure way to find errors.
Used a diagonal pencil stroke, but it is a little more subtle in
this drawing. I tried to capture the excitement and lightness of
her demeanor.