So... It's done.This got published in TeenInk's October issue! Awesome, thank you so much! Edit: Fixed the face up. I think I like it better now.
Oh yeah. I'm too lazy to do something for my birthday coming up on Friday, so this is my last artwork as of age 15.
The Capri Sun proved to be more than a problem to draw.
A portrait of the amazing and beautiful
of her photo [link]
Graphite on Bristol board 14x17" Took about 4 weeks total. Spent over 50 hours on it.
I used HB, H, 3N dynagraph, 4B, and 6B pencils. I blended with tissues and I used a kneaded eraser and a Fabercastell perfection for the individual hairs.Also a question I get a lot, I will answer it here. What is a dynagraph and where can I get them?
A dynagraph is a special non-lead based(it's plastic based instead of lead) pencil that architects used for draughting on mylar film before computer programs were invented for designing out buildings. The pencils come in N0, N2, N3, and N4. They are extremely hard and smooth when put on paper, technically harder than a 9H and it has great consistency. My dad had many of them from when he was first starting out as an architect after he graduated from college a few decades ago. I was looking through his supplies because he lets me use them and I tend to find some neat stuff in his office for my art. I came across the pencils and tried them out. They worked awesomely. So my mother and I drove out to Los Angeles to this architect supply store and found out that they did not make the pencils anymore because of the invention of the Cadd system on the computer and more advanced technology, and this store only carried the last of them. So I bought the whole box of them... Thankfully they don't use up fast, I barely have to sharpen them... So. Yeah.