This is a pencil portrait of actress Zooey Deschanel (pronounced day-shun-ell ) requested by my son Kody! This is just a little gift for him, he doesn't ask me for much so I was glad to draw this.
Zooey's older sister "Emily" is the star of Fox's TV drama "BONES". They have very similar features.
•11" x 14" Strathmore 300 series smooth bristol
•2B & H pencils
My 15 year old son has a secret crush on a another actress. He pulled me aside and asked if I could do a nice drawing of her! He knows his father wouldn't turn down the chance to draw another beautiful woman:) :) :).
Here's an opportunity to show up close how I assemble a portrait.
They don't all start out with super smooth skin and sparkly eyes!
Here you can see I used an "H" pencil to lightly map out the skin areas.( later I will smooth it all over with some rolled-up tissues).
Everything here was done with the "H" lead with the exception of the eye detail...There I used a 0.3mm 2B lead in a mechanical pencil. These areas will also be smoothed over with a tortillion ( paper blending stump).
I should have more tomorrow.
•UPDATE: Trying to save space on my Blogs front page. I've been replacing the progress uploads with a shot of multiple images. This latest upload reflects roughly 5 hours of progress.
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