Hello, I send a cordial greeting to all the HIVE community, today I want to present you a portrait in grayscale, using as a model my sister-in-law with her boyfriend.
RETRATO DE ENAMORADOS FINALIZADO||PORTRAIT OF LOVERS FINALIZED
materiales y herramientas utilizadas en el dibujo- retrato||materials and tools used in portrait drawing
Since my arrival in Peru in January 2018 I had not had the opportunity to make a portrait, a little more than 3 years, a long time without doing what I liked the most in Venezuela, it was what I considered my forte, realism in graphite.
realización de boceto||sketch realization
The reasons? I take up a lot of time in my work, but since I met HIVE I have reawakened that inspiration, even people have started to ask me to make a portrait or to draw their pets.
inicio de sombreado||shading start
I have started to alternate my time between work and my drawings, I have considered making a living from art or at least having a second income doing what I like the most, being able to monetize with my strokes, lines and shadows.
sombreado de ambos rostros||shading of both faces
I gave myself a little motivation, I went out with my girlfriend to buy some things to draw, so having the new tools in hand I would not look for excuses for not doing the drawing. I spent some time in the art area looking at accessories and comparing prices, as my sister-in-law wanted a portrait and my forte is graphite, then I knew specifically the things I wanted to buy. From Venezuela I had already brought my pencils of different scales and other tools, so I only bought 2B mines, a 9B pencil, a moldable eraser, a medium white pitt pastel pencil, a blender and a 96 grams A4 canson block.
difuminado en diferentes areas||blurring in different areas
The block did not convince me. Since it was for sketches, the advantages: its smooth grain surface allows a nice and easy blurring, good price for the number of sheets (40); the disadvantage is that being 96g/m2 the thickness is very little and the hardness of the sheet is weak. The purchase is done and I still have 39 sheets left, I will continue to use it for my graphites until I finish and then I will try another weight or maybe another brand to compare.
resaltado en áreas mas oscuras con lápiz 9B e inicio de sombreado de flores||highlighting in darker areas with 9B pencil and beginning of flower shading
The most important thing is that I dusted off my pencils and I returned to make an artistic work, while I was making the sketch I remembered all the portraits I had done about 4 years ago, I also noticed that the lack of practice made me doubt certain strokes, some difficulty to shade without fear of ruining the work, that the lights and shadows of the clothes were not left with volume effects and textures that I easily achieved at that time. That is why I am convinced that I will present you many more works in graphite, because I need to return to my level, and get to improve much more, learn new techniques, use my new working tools.
resultado final||final result
I would like to say goodbye and ask you to leave me your criticisms in the comments, it would help me a lot to know where I can improve and show evolution in my next works.
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