Below I will Briefly explain my process of creating one of these sketches on toned paper.
|Here I carefully block in the head and shape of the face. I am trying to think as abstractly as possible. |
Head shape is very Important as it plays a big role in capturing a likeness. This is why we can recognize people from a distance.
|Here I place some key features inside the head with lines. I am using my eye and the contour of the face as guides.|
|Here I block in the features of the face and the shadow shapes. |
Again I am judging placement against the structure of the face.
I focus on trying to make the proportions are as correct as possible as this will underpin the entire drawing.
|Once satisfied things look good I knock back the drawing with an eraser.|
|I roughly shade the drawing in and Key my Darkest and lightest area.|
I will be using and HB Pencil, White Generals Charcoal, and a Tuff Stuff stick Eraser.
|I keep Modeling form mostly with the white charcoal.|
|I refine all the shadow shapes and and keep modeling form. |
Eventually I add the smaller details and the sketch is done.