Hi Matt. I am a bit disappointed and happy at the same time with this drawing. Happy because I was able to do a traditional drawing for some miraculous reason without hurting my eyes.
Disappointed because this drawing is not so good. My first attempt at this drawing was much worse than this one. I was debating whether to even upload anything this week for the critique. I clearly see multiple things that are off, in the laptop. But I definitely did not see them when drawing on paper. I would really like to get better.
Since this was a second attempt without break, I got a bit impatient and threw in the angles very boldly just to see if she would look like Margot Robbie this time around. Apparently, she didn’t.
I know that graphite is a non-allergen. The eye problem was probably not due to using graphite. But I wanted to be safe and I tried drawing with a colored pencil here, since it sticks to paper and is not dusty. I am considering doing a long duration drawing with graphite at some point. This was a nice change from the daily procreate grind. I was really bored of doing the same thing for about 6 months now.
This was done in a 5x8inch sketchbook.