Portrait practice – Nancy

Hi Matt,

This is the next one in the series of portrait practices I’m working on. The photo is a lot grainier than the actual drawing (I adjusted the sharpen on it). 
When drawing someone with a dark beard against a dark shirt in shadow, and the two darks are the same value, how can one make the separation line more distinct? I choose to go with making the beard a little bit lighter. Not certain it has really worked. (And I apologize for the messy edgeline in his hair… I got a little lazy near the end of the drawing.)

As always, looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.



(Chad Coleman in character as Fred Johnson in The Expanse)




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February 24, 2020

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