For Claire - A Facial Study
This particular facial study started off as a hair exercise, I guess it’s back to the proverbial drawing board. I’ve been more successful with allowing my drawings to hint at hair in subtle ways instead of trying to draw each strand. I do have ProCreate brushes that help a great deal in indicating the hair structure but I find myself pulling it all back considerably until I feel more comfortable with it, until I feel like I’ve mastered it. I’ll slowly work my way into it so bear with me.
The reference is from a Pinterest image so I will leave it here as an exercise. My Epson scanner should be coming soon (today) so I can get more of my own transparencies in my library for references. Might take a few months, then I have to edit the ones that I might want to draw.
I created this drawing using the 3rd party graphite set as well as an alcohol ink brush set to color the background. That also has been pulled back considerably. Here is the 30 sec version of the video.