Friday, 1 February 2019

It’s black ... it’s white ... as the song goes but this portrait is both- new challenge for Country View Crafts

Hello everyone welcome to the February challenge for Country View Crafts which theme chosen for us by the super talented Sue is Black and white and a choice of 1 other colour. I decided to sketch a portrait as I just love drawing! Don’t forget to enter your creations to be in with a chance to enter the draw.



I started by mapping in the basic shapes ( I’ve recently started to use reference photos, as they are helping me with shading and proportions. I always refused to use them as I thought being able to draw out of my head was better. However I’ve realised that to improve and develop I need to have something to help me as I was really getting anywhere) I didn’t copy exactly just enough to help me with shadows and lights.

Building it up 


And more - I used a Derwent mechanical Pencil which is quite light in value.





And the final piece
I decided to switch to soft pastels at the end just to get some more contrasts in shadows and lights. 




I quite like how she came out and hope you do to.

Come back soon to see my piece I completed for the course I’m studying (MA in Illustration) with is to illustrate the the letter I
Take care xxx




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  1. It's great - love the expression.

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    1. Hi Hazel thank you so much my friend, I always appreciate your comments. Hugs Debsxx

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  3. Great drawing Debs, you've captured her spirit I think! In my opinion using photos is not to be frown upon, it's the result that counts!

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    1. Thank you Christine, and you are so right. I’m learning as I go. Big hugs x

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  4. Debs this is amazing, you are so talented - you've really brought her to life! Have a very happy weekend, and enjoy next week on your Uni course xx

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    1. Thank you Sue, I appreciate all your lovely comments and support xx

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  5. Hi there Debs, I just had to pop over and comment on
    your drawing. She is beautiful and you are so talented.
    The detail is amazing. Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your lovely comment, it was very appreciated hugs xxx

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  6. This is an absolutely amazing work, Debs!!! Your lady is so beautiful!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! xx

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  7. Thank you so much Monika, I appreciate your lovely comments xxx

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  8. How fabulous Debs ! Love it ! I hope you have a ball @ your new course !
    Corrie xx

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  9. Oh my Debs - this is simply stunning - I love what you have done! Hugs rachel xx

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  10. Stunning work Debs. Love this!

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  11. Amazing portrait, Debs! When I am drawing faces I always need a reference photo for the values - and the artistic freedom is to change things! I like her very much!
    Hugs Evelyn xx

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