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.

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Light outline with HB mechanical pencil

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

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

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

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Start hair with mid tones with 4B.

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

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

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

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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.

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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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