size: A4 media: Koh-I-Noor pencils H-8B, kneaded and regular eraser, a blending stump [for the black background] time: 20h title: "lilija" means "a lily" in old Polish the drawing was requested by my former teacher from high school
About the subject
This portrait of Dominika has been requested by my former homeroom teacher from high school I used to attend. The girl performed a role in the play at 20th anniversary of our school [mine, hers and our mutual teacher's]. An old ballad of a Polish poet, Adam Mickiewicz, was staged: it was called "Lilije" ["Lilies"]. That's why Dominika put a flower in her hair and that's why I chose such a title for the drawing.
About the drawing
It was a very pleasant portrait to draw, I wish all the commissions which I get were so interesting! ^^ I rarely draw flowers, so I'm glad that the lily turned out well, but I know I could do it better... I kept the big contrast which was in the reference picture, or even made it bigger a bit. I did kind my version of hair, the one in the ref photo was more messy.
Hope you like it All support is always very welcome
This is beautifully drawn in all aspects, it is so clean and perfect. I love how you've managed to portray all of the different textures so well, and make them easy to discern even with no colour. Great job on this.