More school work but for a different class.
I want to give a huge thank you to the very talented
who let me use his beautiful portrait [link]
as refrence for this study!
Check out his gallery it is amazing!
I lost a lot of the original vine line art and proportions when I went back over it with compressed charcoal, I'm hoping this will get better with practice and one day I can do this portrait justice!
The beautiful lighting on this made for a really fun charcoal drawing. The dark shadow down the center of her face scared the hell outta me as I kept feeling like I was losing too much of her features.
(looking at it now I still feel like I should go darker) My teacher has been trying to teach us cross contour and this drawing really helped me with my understanding of it!
(done almost completely in compressed charcoal)