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For this artwork, I used the common mediums for colored portraits:
Faber Castell Classic Colored Pencils
Mechanical Pencil 0.5
Charcoal Pencil - Soft
White gel pen
Drawing portraits is never easy, you need to be very patient in following the steps from making grid lines; drawing the outline of the portrait; building the base tone; smudging; layering actual tones; erasing highlight; adding and emphasizing details. Other steps will be done multiple time to achieve realistic tone, this technique is called multi-layering.
Since I am using my student-grade pencil (FCCCP), I need to be extra patient than usual because if I apply it with pressure or rush the drawing, it will flatten the tooth of the paper resulting into harsh texture. I also keep my pencils sharp all the time and use small, circular strokes. Sounds a bit tiring right? But for me, it is my stress-reliever and grounds for relaxation. Every time I sat down and hold my pencil, I feel exhilarated 😆 ...and whenever I see great artworks, I feel urged and motivated to practice and improve 😊
Here is the finished portrait I made:
I hope my client will like it, I showed her the unfinished drawing and she got so excited to see the final output 😊 I bet she liked it based on her reaction.
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PS: I wanted to write articles but I'm out of idea...maybe because I'm preoccupied with artworks these past few days 😅😅 any topic suggestions? It will be very much appreciated! 😊