It feels good to work with just a HB pencil sometimes. The model had her mouth a bit to the side which doesn't always translate well into a drawing, it can look like the artist has got something wrong but I think I got away with it. I like to show my workings out, just like all my brushstrokes in painting. Graphite can look dead, its quite grey and dull so by showing the artist's strokes you keep some life in it, try to resist blending graphite in or else you can deaden your drawing.
About the Artist
Professional Artist. For 2020 I have decided to focus my work on cricket (which I love) and figure / portrait paintings and drawings. Although I am able to draw and paint birds, still lifes and animals and have been successful selling them I noted that whilst painting them I was forever thinking…View full profile