I have been meaning to post a drawing tutorial for the last week but have just not had the time that I would like to devote to it. I plan to have another one out soon.
In the meantime, I was able to create a time lapsed video of a picture I drew of Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) a few days ago. Kim Wexler is another character from AMC’s Better Call Saul and is a fantastic character in the show.
Some things that you might notice that differ from the last time-lapsed video I did of drawing Walter White (from Breaking Bad):
- Since I am drawing a woman, the facial features are much softer. To create these softer tones, I use a blending stump rather than a pencil to create the outlines in many areas of her face (such as her smile lines and the edges of her nose). This allows for a much softer outline, which looks more realistic and closer to the photo. Drawing stronger lines with pencil would result in making her look more aged and unnatural.
- There are no harsh lines or deep shadows on her face…only very subtle tones. Except in her eye area and lips, of course.
- I added elements (ponytail, jacket) that were not in the reference photo.
As I find the time, I plan to eventually make several tutorials on how to accomplish these things.
It took me about 2 hours to complete this drawing. The video below is about 2 minutes in length.
After watching the video, I would like to know your thoughts:
- What do you find most frustrating when trying to draw portraits?
- Maybe you would like to know where to start when drawing a face?
- Maybe you would like to know how to draw realistic lips? Or a believable nose?
Any questions and comments will be very helpful in giving me information that will help me decide what to teach about next!
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