I’m sorry, I should have posted an update earlier in the week, but I have been a little busy this week and although I have completed this drawing I’ll still show my progress and hopefully a final post tomorrow.
At this stage his shirt and all of the elements of the drawing are completed. The biggest problem I had with his shirt and coat was trying to get an overall shape (value & form) and a transition from his shirt into his coat. The texture in his coat was extremely inviting but I opted to skimp and use general texture. I know I will look at this and regret taking a short cut and should have put in the time to do a better job.
Up to this point, I’ve never used an HB pencil in my drawings and have only used 2H & 2B pencils thinking I could get as good of a value range without it. I guess hind sight is 20/20. I’m growing as an artist and coming to accept I should use more tools and techniques.