Pencil female drawings

Pencil female drawings - student project

For some reason I never thought to use a tool to smudge. I haven't been smudging at all for my drawings, really... since maybe using charcoal 10 years ago? But doing this adds so much depth to my characters.


Materials Used:

  • 4B mechanical pencil
  • White Sakura Gellyroll pen
  • Tombow dual brush
  • Q-tip
  • Kneaded eraser

Girl 1

Pencil female drawings - image 1 - student project

This front view was my first attempt. I was drawing really quick because it was bedtime, but I really wanted to try out smudging. I don't usually start my eyes out as ovals, but I tried it and love it because of the sketchy lines I get at the bottom. They sort of look like eye bags, which is a detail I normally wouldn't add in, but I think looks cute!

The nose and mouth are a bit crooked and down to the left more than I'd like, so I was pretty sad I couldn't cut/move it, hahah.

Girl 2

Pencil female drawings - image 2 - student project

This second one I tried a 3/4 view. It isn't nearly as large as the front view girl, so it was hard to erase smaller details that need fixing. I decided to add a pop of color just to keep things interesting. 


Girl 3

Pencil female drawings - image 3 - student project

For this last one, I wanted to make an expression that looks less dead or dissatisfied with life, but I think I failed. :B


Final Thoughts

Pencil female drawings - image 4 - student project

I really like this style of drawing characters' eyes, nose, and lips and hope to be able to draw better expressions! I will need to practice this a lot more. : )