size: A4 media: Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Artists and Koh-I-Noor Polycolor coloured pencils, a white gel pen, a regular eraser, Derwent blender, Mars Staedtler Lumograph 8B time: approx. 55h reference photo: [link] [I was drawing from the print which colours differ a bit from the original picture] WIPs: 1, 2, 3.
About the drawing
Yeah, Mr Aidan Turner again I'll omit the part where I'm explaining why I like him and it's not only because of his good looks. BUT GUYS. It's my first serious coloured pencil portrait! The first attempt at drawing human face in coloured pencils took place 2 years ago and the reference photo wasn't really complicated [Present Perfect] so I don't consider it a proper coloured pencil portrait. But this one... this one was tricky! Aidan has beautiful facial features and I didn't want to screw his likeness up - I fixed his eyes, nose and mouth several times. I'm not fond of drawing curly hair, so these friggin' curls put my patience to the test The background was drawn from my imagination. I decided not to copy the background from the reference photo, but I didn't want to leave it white either. So eventually I came up with something bokeh-ish I hope all this was worth my effort! I mean, it turned out different than I'd envisioned, but I'm proud of myself
I adore the realism here (again)...I like the background, how it looks very chill and cute. Perhaps you'd want to add some more detail and content in the background when you're doing a similar drawing? It might be good . But that's just my opinion. Your work looks, as always, very very good!
Thank you so much for your kind comment I'm glad you like the background, as it took me a long time to decide how to render it. But once I finish a drawing, I never refine it again... and I'm afraid more details would be too distracting