Female Character Portrait in Pencil

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - student project

I lost count of the number of times I tapped my paper with 2 fingers trying to "undo"...! How embarrassing :)

Having been working in Procreate for a couple of months, I wanted to try practising a bit more with pencil and paper.

Line Quality:

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 1 - student project

 

Drawing The Eyes:

Whenever I practise drawing the same thing several times in a short time, it always seems to come out worse each time rather than better! I don't know if it's because my brain tries to take a short cut by just copying the previous attempt rather than starting afresh with a new try, I don't know...

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 2 - student project

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 3 - student project

I will hopefully be ordering a white gel pen soon so I can get better highlights as I'm using just an eraser for that at the moment...

I'm really struggling with drawing at the moment, I feel like I'm getting worse rather than improving, but I wanted to try to finish this class anyway.

Drawing the Nose:

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 4 - student project

Drawing the Lips:

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 5 - student project

Drawing Expressions:

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 6 - student project

Final Character:

Female Character Portrait in Pencil - image 7 - student project