180 hours - Portrait update

Submitted by Sam on 7 June, 2012 - 00:32

I'm about 180 hours in to this pencil portrait. I have spent a lot of time in the past month adjusting the darkness of the apron in order to give the shadows the intensity that they need.

Since the last update, I have also made an attempt at the hair, which is phenomenally intricate. It's going to take a long time to get right!

Overview of Jess portrait - 6th June

I have been using a 5B to make the darkest shadows as black as possible. 

Apron detail from Jess portrait - 6th June

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