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What's new: New JD Glass drawing, stage 6 (Oops! forgot to
link it). Gabe is nearly finished-step 8-reworking hair. Scroll to see Karin
Kallmaker's drawing (stage 5). Rad drawing 2 step 2
"That's Just A Woman In Me"
Folks would like to know what materials I use, so here ya
Paper: Strathmore 80lb 400 series. I usually
pick the smoother side of the paper with less tooth. I do like to use Bristol
Board for portraits but I haven't for these.
Pencils: KOH-I-NOOR Progresso Woodless Aquarell.
2B & 8B grade
Strokes Books authors
[From Red Light cover]
I'm having SO much fun with this drawing, and I'm wickedly happy Rad was able to provide such a good photo for reference. I try to personalize each drawing when I do them off a photo, so that is why you'll notice some differences in the hair.
Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Quick sketch of JD from a personal photo she supplied. This took me all of ten minutes. I may revisit it later, but the black on black is terrible for my eyes.
This is a beautiful woman that I knew I just HAD to draw. I love her expression here. I have hopes of drawing her smiling one day, cause that's something no one should miss!
Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Rad...Rad, Rad, Rad.
She's given me the most challenge to date, but I'm determined to get her on paper to the best of my ability. I like the drawing below this one, but in this drawing she's smiling, and that is how many people imagine her.
Rachel Spangler's son Jackson
He's not a BSB author, yet, but maybe one day... His mom is though! You can find her brand new debut book at Bold Strokes.
Steps: 1, 2
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