Commission piece for a local collector. This one was pretty tough. I found out that my new glasses work EXTREMELY well, so I could see the flaws even in the paper grains… Due to that fact alone, it took me a bit longer than other portraits since I was being pretty damned nit-picky. However, I think it worked out in the end!
Time: about 11 hours
Size: 42 x 29.7 cm
Reflex 4R paper
Faber-Castell, Cretacolor, and Hi-Uni Pencils
Pebo Kneaded Eraser
Graphite powder (Koh-I-Noor graphite stick and a sandpaper block)
There were no real progress photos for this one. The collector didn’t want the progress shown on Facebook, so I completely forgot to take them.
I screwed up pretty badly, so I had to start over. Makeshift lightbox to the rescue! What I learned from this is… Don’t cheap out on erasers, because they are NOT all made the same.