Portrait (Blue Hair)

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I present a digital drawing I finished up which was based on a pencil sketch I did the other day. I actually wanted to re-draw the sketch at a larger size, so I scanned it into the computer, and displayed it on-screen. I taped some sketching paper on the monitor and traced the outlines, then started sketching the larger size.

After a while, I noticed that the paper looked whiter than normal, and then I realized that I had mistakenly taped up a folded piece of printer paper (that I use as an anti-smudge hand rest) and traced onto that. But I actually enjoyed sketching on that printer paper, and it held up great, even with all the erasing that I usually do! The sketch below is the scan of the larger sketch on the printer paper.

Then I thought that the positioning and sizes of the eyes might be a little off, so to test out that theory, I scanned this sketch and brought it into Photoshop. Well, one thing led to another and I ended up creating the lines in Illustrator and adding color in Photoshop similar to what I did in a previous digital painting. I think it turned out pretty okay!

There are only a couple things I’d change, such as the hair curl-thing at the bottom of the drawing, but I’ll just call this one done. 😀

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

I hope you had a nice Tuesday!


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