Are you doing well?
I have been working in my sketchbook a good book today, and I thought I’d share! I have been working on drawing lots of different things and working with different art mediums, such as colored pencils (which I’ve never liked☹️), watercolor, charcoal, and others.
I like to try new things (mostly😜) and I have been enjoying using the things I have around the house. It’s fun to find out what is fun to use that you never really enjoyed!
I was experimenting today drawing hair. For some reason hair has always been one of the hardest parts of drawing a complete head. I have been learning how to “block out” the shape of the har, then add detail. (well, when I say learning, I mean figuring it out myself while I listen to Adventures In Odessey😆)
I have also been working on blending colors together to create highlights are shading, and I am really enjoying it! Especially with colored pencils. They actually blend a lot better than I ever thought!
This one turned out m favorite, I believe. This was with Crayola (I know!) colored pencils. I just used the tan colored one where I wanted highlights before I added brown, and then I layered the brown up , leaving highlights where I thought they’d go. (I actually copied my hair the best I could from a picture of myself. It actually looks like my hair!)
I started this one and then decided I should take pictures of the process! I used my Tombow dual brush pens for this one. I have really been trying to nail-down the blending for these ever since I got them, and i do believe I’ve figured it out. (and I do believe this applies to most art mediums as well.) Start with a light color, then add the darker color on top. with hair, I left spots with only the lighter color showing through for the reflection, then added the light color back on top, blending it out, looking a bit more natural.
I like to add the face shape in there to see how everything fits. (:
And thus ends the very quick view into what I’ve been working on in my sketchbook! I know that was short, but I’m planning on doing a sketchbook tour once I’ve filled this one completely.
Now, onward to photos!
Thank you all for reading and looking at this (rather short) post! I am looking forward to new posts soon(:
Have you ever drawn hair? Do you use Crayola? Is it raining where you live? What’s your favorite season?