Thursday, May 3, 2012

Picking up a pencil to relax

I notice that when I'm in need of some major relaxation and a need to unwind, all I have to do is pick up a pencil and just have fun! (of course with some cool music in the background)... sometimes the outcome is great and sometimes I'll just remind myself it was only for fun, ha!... so the other day its just what I did. I work in front of a computer all day, so the last thing I want to do is come home and go on the Internet or watch TV...that's a big no no!, I did however find a cool picture I've kept and was like, hay!.. let me try this!. I don't use any special paper or pencils just a regular soft drafting pencil and it sounds funny... but my finger! you will see what I mean!... follow along...

 A fast outline with soft strokes.

Going back in and darkening the main lines, then using my finger to smudge and create some depth.

Sketching in facial features, kinda the hardest thing to do, this can make it look realistic or cartoon-ish!

 Hair details and shading.

Cute Eyelashes and some dress details...a signature, and Voila!..done!
I think she looks pretty cool for being just a fast sketch on the couch!

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