Another two more drawings colored in with prismacolor pencil. The coloring of the hair need a lot of work. As for the skin tones, well am limited by colors that are available to me, which are the 24 that came in the set.
I hope with all the madness with this coronavirus everyone is doing well and keeping busy as society has come to a stand still.
We all get excited when starting a new sketchbook, but do you also get excited when you are about to finish one? Well am excited that am almost done with my. Just under 20 pages left. I started this sketchbook 2 years ago, around the end of March. This sketchbook I used for drawing portraits. All of them are using photo references I find on the net. I hope one day I can start drawing people from real life.
With art the learning never stops. There are so many different tools to use when you are creating your own art. One of those tools I’ve been experimenting lately is Prismacolor pencil. I’ve seen several negative review posting on the lnternet and Youtube, but I won’t go into that. Everyone has their right to their own opinion. My opinion, I don’t have one yet except am still learning how to use them.
For the past few weeks I’ve been using a Strathmore tone gray sketchbook along with my set of Prismacolor pencil and a few extra color pencil I brought individually. Here are my results. I would say not bad for someone just starting out.
Three years ago I decided to re-learn how to draw. Just needed another hobby to keep me busy. It had been a long time since I’ve done anything art related. High school art class was the last time I actually drew something. So I went Michaels and brought a sketch pad along with some pencils. I had decided I would just start drawing portraits since it what I still remember from high school art class.
I began drawing some popular people, first by drawing a egg like shape, then dividing it. One for the eyes, then where the nose would be and where the mouth would be. Of course my drawing were not perfect at all nor did they resemble the person I was trying to draw. At the end I just kept drawing, having done one or two good portraits drawings.
Then I started to branch out into watercolor and drawing other thing then portrait. Left my sketch pad sitting there, as I tried other sketchbooks that were smaller and I could take with me where ever I go. I didn’t give up on drawing portraits. Still drew them, but now added some color to them. Just last month with money was getting tighter and couldn’t go buy another sketchbook so I return to that unfinished sketchpad I left sitting in my room. I thought to myself what to draw. I look through some of my first portrait drawings and decided to re-draw them. I wanted to see how much have I improve in 3 years or haven’t improved at all.
*NOTE* Left 2014 drawing Right 2017 drawing /// Sorry for the poor images.
Just experimenting with the color pencil I have here at home. As you can see, not great at all. Still working on how to draw hair and you can see not even close to okay. O well, just got to keep practicing and experimenting.