Here’s an update on my latest drawing “The Tramp (A Self Portrait)” 9 x 12 Arteza Expert Drawing pencils on Arteza 80lb Drawing Pad. The paper is nice, it has a slight tooth to it, not as much as watercolor paper but just enough to give a slight grainy look to my work - which I’m really falling in love with. For pencils, I used 4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, and 4B. I’m layering my graphite but making tiny overlapping circular motions with my pencil to get a nice even blend, this also helps me achieve a nice contrast - a natural balance between lights, darks, and a nice mid-tone. I think I have my left eye done (screen’s right) so I’ll move on to my other eye tomorrow. More to come soon!!!
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