Finally, a portrait with colored pencil.
This is a good practice for skin tone, one of the most challenging aspect of figure/portrait painting. There is no one right color for a skin ton since a skin tone (like most other things in real life) change in relation with its environment.
For this portrait, I didn't have a developed formula for colors. I only observe closely on my reference and picked the closest color based on my first impression. If things didn't look right, then I re-adjust as I go. This is very important aspect of art creation. We should really free our mind from "mistakes" and just go with our gut feelings. Your final product will reflect your accumulated effort and thoughts.
I enjoyed the process as well as the result. This is nowhere close to perfect. There is a point of diminishing return, and I said enough is enough.
About the title, the reference title was "Veiled," and my initial idea was "Unveiled." As the drawing progress, I added the dramatic lighting in the design. So, here it is, "(the) Nightfall." I hope you like it. If you do, please leave me a comment because I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks and have a good day!
Medium: Prismacolor Colored Pencils (95% Premier + 5% Verithin)
Support: 11x14 Stonehenge Paper (cropped to 10.75x13.75)
Other: OMS and brush
Duration: 02/27/2013 ~ 03/23/2013
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