I could not resist this high-contrast reference when I came across it!
Used more than one version of the reference. To bring out some detail in her clothing and hands I 'shopped an image which was a lot less bright.
Even with that help, I had to wing the hair a bit. It's of course so incredibly blond, that even thát PhotoShop adjustment just left the hair as chunks of white. So I followed the general locks and flow of the hair and tried to add depth the best that I could. Blond is hard, yo! But I'm okay with the result.
- Reference image
- A4 Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper
- Graphite pencils (2H through 2B) and mechanical (0.5 and 0.3)
- Kneaded eraser, pencil eraser and Tombow Mono Eraser (the latter being the love of my life).
(Bonus question for those who are still reading: I quite liked working on this paper, only draw-back is that it's not completely white. Would anybody know what the exact equivalent is of Hahnemühle Nostalgie only in pure white???)
Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy, and may the fierce be with you! This piece made Daily Inspiration #177 on August 31 2011 over at Shadowness.