Time-Lapsed Pencil Drawing of Kim Wexler from AMC’s Better Call Saul

 

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.

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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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7 Comments

  1. Wow! I REALLY love the videos! Amazing work!!!

    What do you find most frustrating when trying to draw portraits? – I’ve not tried a portrait, I’m not ready 🙂 I’m practicing hair and eyes from your tutorials. Need to learn the other features too. I can imagine proportion and feature location will be a challenge.

    Maybe you would like to know where to start when drawing a face? – yes!

    Maybe you would like to know how to draw realistic lips? Or a believable nose? – both :-). I would love to see individual feature videos (real-time) for all features. Ears, mouth, nose etc. Then maybe a full on feature video lesson where all the feature lessons are finally put together to create a full face. I know that’s asking for a lot 🙂 I don’t think that exists anywhere on the web so you would be a pioneer!!

    Thanks for the post!

    • Bethanykerrfineart

      May 30, 2018 at 5:11 am

      Andy, you are so encouraging and I appreciate all of your help and feedback! I will try to do all of the things you suggested as I find time to do them! It makes me feel so good to think that you are finding this material to be useful! Thanks so much!

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