Here is my first work in progress image of my new drawing “Emanuele Dascanio” 11 x 14 graphite pencil in Bristol Smooth paper. @emanuele_dascanio is a not only a HUGE inspiration to me, he is also one of my artistic heroes. To me, his is a modern master. I hope to honor him with this portrait. I begin all of my drawings with a line drawing. I first draw on plain old printer paper. I started to do this after I would damage my actual drawing paper because I erase a lot. By drawing on printer paper, I can make all of the mistakes I want…er….I mean happy accidents. I use my line drawing as a road map to place not on the features of the face but light and shadow as well. Once I’m content with my line drawing (I say content because I am never happy with my work - I always see where improvements can be made) I then transfer my line drawing to my actual drawing paper using either my light box or graphite transfer paper. I created my line drawing using a .3 Pentel GraphGear mechanic pencil with 2B lead. I use hardly any pressure, the tip just barely touches the paper because I want the lines to the light so that I don’t damage the tooth of the paper and they will easily disappear once I start layering my graphite. Now, I can start to bring Emanuele to life on paper.
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