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step-by-step graphite pencil drawing by faith te
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Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain Paper
Size: 33 × 46 cm (13" × 18")
Here's a piece drawn mostly from imagination and using only a few pictures for guidance.
Since I want this to be a portrait study of an old man, a fairly refined outline helps to keep me from forgetting the little details I wish to add later on.
In this stage, the eyes are finished and I've started to work on the skin, hair, and a section of the arch. I have also done some indenting in order to preserve the white of the paper for the gray stray hairs.
The tools I have used so far are: 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencils, 5H, 3H and H wooden pencils, a cotton bud and a stump.
More skin, which is mostly unblended. I use the 2B pencils to add texture and wrinkles.
Mortar was drawn using the stump, 2B mechanical and 5H pencils.
Here, I've drawn more of the hair and skin.
The outer section of the arch is finished and I have started to work on the inner part using the 2B pencils and a paper towel for blending.
I've finished most of the bricks on the left side: I used the 2B mechanical pencil and a 3H to tap some random dots to add more texture.
Then I used a thin sheet of plastic and a sheet of paper to apply graphite pencil shavings onto the bricks.
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