This was initially done as a sketch to kill time while waiting for jury service in the court. The sketch of 3 redheads (the same model) was done in a 2.5 hour period. Then it evolved into this finished piece.
I was considering using colored pencils since the red hair is so attractive. However, I like the flexibility with graphite more and more delicate details with graphite anyway.
I can definitely spend more time and on this. As someone said, "A painting (drawing) is never finished. You just leave it when you get the most out of it." I had fun with this and feel good about the result. I'll leave it for now.
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Pencil: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, & 4B
Paper: 9x12 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum (Cropped to 9x11)
Other: kneaded eraser, 1 inch camel hair brush (for hair blending)
Duration: 12/11/2012 ~ 12/25/201
Model: Love Ansimov / Lyubov Anisimova
Photos: Kristina Tararina
Inspiration: Samuel Silva [link]
Drawing: Kelvin Chen [link]
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