October 18, 2012

Graphite Girls

I love it when a friend asks me to draw something for them!  And when I asked “do you want it in color?”…..she said… “Oh, No! Black and white please”.

It’s been 6 months since I’ve drawn anything in graphite.  I guess I’m liking the colored pencils.  My art teacher said that I may find that my colored pencil time may help my graphite work….but not necessarily the reverse.

I knew what I needed to do to make the pupils right….but I got a little cocky and didn’t wait to use my circle template….my punishment was erasing and erasing! Ugh!

The original picture has a very dark background and both of these cute ladies have dark hair!  I get to interpret their head shape any way I want to!  Haha!

The advantage to the dark hair is the ability to veg out while getting that graphite down.  To balance out that dark hair….I’ll need to strengthen the shading in the face.


Stephanie said...

Wow! Amazing resemblance!

Eden said...

Thanks Stephanie :D

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