The first post or so on Patreon are public to give curious folk a look into what we're doing. This time I posted images in stages and I thought that I would share them here on the blog. I'm drawing my social media icon.
Rough linework... It doesn't exactly match up in size, but oh well. Drawing faces can be scary because when you add the lines and creases, it can seemingly add 30 years to the face! lol
Choosing lines I want to stick with by tracing over them a little harder...
Using a paper blending tool to add a flat middle tone. My blender has some weird edges so it looks really splotchy. I used the kneaded eraser to pull back out the highlights on the edges.
Hatched out all the darks and for fun, added a sparkly green background with the coliro colours!
I kind of like this format of taking progress photos, and I'm sure it takes some mystery out of the process which might actually be helpful too. Maybe I will switch to this format permanently? At least throughout the portrait month, it will be good.
Follow this portrait sketch series on Patreon!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?