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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pencil Portrait Step 2: the eyes and nose

Although I did start working the dog's right ear first, an overwhelming feeling to draw the eyes almost always overcomes me. I feel compelled to finish the eyes first as it gives me a good idea if I was able to capture the character of my subject effectively. They say that the eyes are the window to the soul;only once I am satisfied that the eyes are perfect, can I then move on to work other areas, usually the nose.
Excuse the bad image...graphite never really does scan or photograph very well due to the reflective nature of the medium. I'll try to do better on the next update.

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