Thursday, June 13, 2013
After the tragic conclusion of season three of Game of Thrones, I wanted to try a pencil drawing of Daenerys Targaryen. Mind you, I haven't done any graphite pencil drawings since college so the thought was somewhat daunting. Fortunately, once I had my sketch down it all came back to me!
I started off by drawing a light sketch. Try not to make your lines too dark, we will use sharp and soft edges to build the shape.
Once the sketch was down, use a darker grade pencil to start enhancing your dark areas.
Starting to look like a face! Look to your reference photo and notice the really dark areas. If you build the dark areas you will be able to blend out and create the softer/lighter areas. Look at the nose, see how we can start to create shape by blending the darks?
As you blend, you may find some of your dark areas have lost some of their depth. Don't be afraid to go back in with a darker pencil to continue to build the levels!
Woof, time to start with the hair. Drawing/painting hair has been an evil nemesis of mine since I first started portraits. I started with wavy lines and used varying depths of shading to create the flowing appearance.