This is the first sketch for a new portrait I have planned. Sometimes I make a sketch of the whole composition before I begin, but I felt that I just wanted to begin by trying out the drawing techniques I will use. I’m going to use ball pen & also watercolour in this piece.
I always begin a portrait by drawing the eyes & build the rest of the face around them. For me the eyes are usually the focus of a portrait.
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