View Full Version : WDE 20170331 Sisters WIP

04-02-2017, 08:51 PM
This portrait gave me a very hard time and I wanted to stop many times, but I'm glad I haven't because I think it's starting to turn out better now.

Love the reference photo, but it was almost all midtones and it was extremely difficult to model the face when the shadows and skintones are almost all the same tone. I had to resort to converting the reference to greyscale just so I can continue.

Struggling with the blond hair, but will come back to fix that once the faces are mostly done.

Still a long way to go! I probably can't work on this during the week, but maybe I can finish it next weekend or maybe the weekend after. I work veeerrry slowwwww.. So far this has taken about 10+ hours already and it's so small! (I'm so out of practice!)

Graphite pencils on my dollarstore sketchbook
blended with paintbrushes
7.5" x 5"


04-02-2017, 09:20 PM
Fabulous faces, Michelle!

04-02-2017, 10:40 PM
I like this - very lifelike!

04-02-2017, 11:17 PM
Beautiful! Even though it's a WIP, I love it as is. Can't wait to see what else happens!

04-02-2017, 11:31 PM
Gorgeous! I knew this would be graphite goodness before I opened this thread because it was posted by you :)

04-03-2017, 02:55 AM
Beautiful drawing, really beautiful :)

04-03-2017, 03:55 AM
Very good!:)

04-03-2017, 04:45 AM
...WOW! ....stunning work even at this stage, you've got my darling sis spot on... Your graphite work is top notch, love it....look forward to seeing the finale. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

04-03-2017, 06:05 AM
excellent work...and a great likeness ! tyree:thumbsup:

04-03-2017, 07:20 AM
Lovely graphite drawing. You've really captured their happy expressions. I like the crop too.

04-03-2017, 09:46 AM
A subtle vignette. Very nicely done.

L Skylar Brown
04-03-2017, 06:41 PM
Wonderful outcome! Your technique is Excellent.

04-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Excellent! Wonderful drawing and lovely soft tones.

04-04-2017, 05:59 AM
These are just lovely. You make me envious!

04-04-2017, 05:59 AM
Great likeness and so sensitively captured.

04-04-2017, 08:14 AM
Gorgeous blending bad contours, a lovely likeness

04-05-2017, 09:48 PM
Wow, wow, wow! Very good!!!

04-05-2017, 11:05 PM
It is wonderful. Glad you did not stop on it. Hope to see it when it is finished.

04-10-2017, 11:41 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the encouraging comments! :)

Just posting my current progress on this. Got sick over the weekend and I always get home so late from work, so I couldn't get much done. Anyway, it's moving forward somewhat.

Still working on the lovely lady on our right. Face isn't done yet -- I still have to add more shadows on the bottom of the chin and under the cheekbones.

I must stop this habit of using bad paper! I'm not able to add more graphite layers to bring out the dark shadows more. The paper just couldn't hold so many layers and it is starting to pill on some areas.


04-11-2017, 06:01 PM
Wow! Lovely work, especially on a dollar store sketch pad.

04-15-2017, 12:41 PM
Nice graphite drawing.
Sorry for the late response, my computer was in the hospital.