Imaginary Friend

I started off my latest art project with a sketch of an elderly man. I then got stuck…a road block….couldnt work out how to colour white hair and white facial hair on white paper

I then decided to use some coloured pencils and also pastels just for the purpose of practice and below is the end result….my imaginary new friend. To be honest I really like this new friend.

This is the elderly man that I really want to do a portrait of. Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks.

19 thoughts on “Imaginary Friend

  1. Concentrate on the tones. If you squint your eyes you will see the light and dark better ( I think it makes you use the rod cells in the back of your eyes not the cones) when you start leave the white areas blank. Try and work out the darkest areas and lightest, work into the lighter areas first then add more dark gradually. Finally just add a bit of shading to the white hair areas….?

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  2. Very nice Ally! I think you are becoming more refined. I am not an artist as you are but if I were to make any attempts, I would start with the head shape then then define expressions such as the eyes. ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‚

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    1. Thank you AOC for your kind comments. The eyes are the windows to the soul, the most important feature when drawing a face ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™‚. I am enjoying creating portraits, and there are two or three more that I would like to do and maybe even more. I am planning a visit to the art store to buy skin tone pencils and pastels.
      Have a wonderful day, enjoy the coffee โ˜•๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿง€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’“


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