I am done cooking another pen/pencil/chalk pastel portrait and i am here to start the full tutorial on how to make portrait sketch of human figures and bringing out the reality in it. It is no difficult task to explain the processes of my work and this is more reason why I will explain the step by step procedures.
My creative process is always interesting and amazing to me to be honest and this is because I derive pleasure and fun when I draw. It ease me of my worries and it's not a thing I do during my leisure times alone and also it doesn't define a mood for me to make portraiture which means, in any mood I find myself, I am able to draw anything to give it's resemblance. Passion for drawing brought this to me. It doesn't feel like I am doing a great deal; it feels like I am getting more knowledge to the ones I have before and improving on it. It's always an adventure, and I always learn something new in every steps I take.
In this post, I will be showing and explaining the step by step process of this work.
The first step I took in the production of this portrait is that, I took one of my grided sketchpad in the measurement 22 by
30inches. Then I made use of my mechanical pencil to draw lines box by box in my eggshell sketch pad. What I mean is that I represent every of the strokes and patterns I see in each box on the reference picture on the sketch pad just as I see it.
Following this, I was able to create the sketch outlining.
Here, this is where the shading of the outlining begins. In shading the sketch outlines, i picked the boxes one after the other so as to be able to represent exactly what I see on the reference picture on my drawing. Picking it box by box makes it easier to feel the sensation and have great connectivity with the shading of the portrait.
After I was done with the shading of the head and face ,I decided to work on the background and what I did was to cut out the white background and I pasted in on a black paper card to have a new background. Below is the picture:
After I was done with the background,I continued with the designs of the cloth and that's why I have this.
NOTE In creating the shades of the face, the rules of making progress of work box by box doesn't change. Here, much patience is required so as to differentiate between the sides that has dark shades and the side that possess light reflection. If following the shading box by box, it will be easy to create an awesome portrait looking exactly like your reference picture.
Below are the pictures i can still get because i lost some of my files lately.
- mechanical pencil
- graphite pencil
- charcoal pencil
- charcoal powder
- electric eraser
- kneaded eraser
- ballpoint pen
- chalk pastel
- tissue paper
- cutton bud
This is the basic steps required for the production of a good portraiture. If you have a question, feel free to ask.
More tutorials coming.
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With love and an artistic view on life until next blog ,when I will be showing and giving more illustration though the making of a good 3D effect portraitures.
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