Steps to Shailene Woodley

I wanted to film a speed drawing but my first attempt didn’t work out so I took pictures of each major step here.

Light outline with HB mechanical pencil

With 2B pencil fill in face with flat mid tone and smooth out with a tissue.

Still with 2B, add some dark areas around features.

Continue adding dark and erasing for lighter tones using a 4B pencil and kneaded eraser.

Start hair with mid tones with 4B.

Add dark areas of hair with 6B pencil and erase lighter areas with kneaded eraser and mechanical eraser.

When I’m somewhat satisfied with the head I move on the arms with the same mid tones with 2B.

Start detailing hands and work down the arms with my 4B.

Almost done. I’ll use a 6B on the shirt seen.

After some finishing touches here and there, usually adding contrast and making sure dark areas are actually dark, which is one of weaknesses, I have a completed portrait.


I hope this showed clearly somewhat what my process is, right now. I hope to get that speed drawing done next. Thanks for reading!

As always, Keep Drawing!

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