Tutorial

Some tips for realistic drawing:

Tools I used:

  • Kneaded eraser
  • Blending stick
  • Pencil eraser
  • 2 brushes (for blending)
  • 2 mechanical pencils HB and 2B

I will start with a sketch..

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1. I start working on eyes with 2B mechanical pencil. 2B mech. pencil is softer than HB so you can draw really dark areas and it's also easier to blend.

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2. With a brush (or a blending stick) I blend the eye area.

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3. Use kneaded eraser to make two little white spots into the eye.

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4. Blend the outline of iris a little bit. There should be no hard lines.

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5. With 2B mech. pencil draw the lashes line above the eye..

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and blend it with brush again.

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6. Use soft brush to shadow slightly in the eye corners.

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7. Use HB mech. pencil to darken the eye outlines.

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8. Be sure it looks smooth (no hard lines). You can use brush or blending stick for blending a little bit.

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9. Use again HB for lashes. If you want the lashes be darker - use 2B mech. pencil.

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Using blending stick make shadows under and above the eye. It's easier to use blending stick here, because I want this area be smooth without any strokes.

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Now blend it with cotton pad to make it look more smooth.

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11. Use HB for drawing eyebrows. Make the pencil strokes in the same directon how the hair on the brows grow. If you want the brows be darker, use additional layer with 2B mech. pencil.

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12. Shading the face with cotton pad. On the second picture you see which areas must be darker.

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13. Lips. Againg using blending stick color the lips. Make the upper lip darker.

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14. Darken mouth corners with 2B mech. pencil and blend it with the soft brush. It removes hard lines and makes the soft shadow in the corners of the mouth.

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15. I made some other shadings around the mouth area. The shadings on the nose I did with blending stick too. Blend all hard lines on the nose. Use 2B mech. pencil for the nostrils.

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16. Now blend the nose area to get it smooth too. If needed use kneaded eraser to lighten the nose tip.

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