Lillian (graphite drawing)




Graphite on paper. A short sketch in which my primary focus and fascination was with hair, in this case, her curls. This was a good exercise for building up value, and focusing on contrasts, juxtaposing the light of the shine of the curl against the dark shadows. I was also working on practicing hatching and using it to build dark. The focus on her face was minimal, as that wasn’t the main objective of the sketch. You can see that her eyes aren’t even filled-in with shading. Even though her white eyes are the result of neglect, I found that I liked the effect; somehow it softens her features but makes her cool and aloof at the same time.

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