Take two.

Pencil

Today I revisited a drawing of my little boy that I finished for the first time at some point in 2012. I’ve always liked the proportions and detail of this drawing, but the value was off. It looked good close up, but as you got a couple feet away, it was hard to see details because there just wasn’t enough contrast. I started today by darkening the values of the shirt and background and adding crisper, darker lines around the face and in the hair. My son has VERY light yellow hair, so I’ve struggled to represent it well in pencil portraits. How do you draw white?? In any case,  I love that I can come back to pencil drawings a year later to improve on them.

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