Something in his eyes reminds me of a very dear friend of mine - the same light expression that a single glance can make you once again believe in the world no matter what happens around you. This is just so beautiful.
AnnemiekedWFeatured By OwnerApr 12, 2012Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing that Mark, that is a really great idea ! I use a white gelpen to make white whiskers on my coloured pencil drawings, but that is sometimes quite difficult (or maybe I have a lousy gelpen). I don't know, because of the waxiness of coloured pencils, maybe it's not possible to paint over that though, I'll have to check that out. It looks incredibly real, the sand on the skin
I have never used a gelpen so i don't know how they behave but white ink will flow over graphite quite well. It can create a blue mark instead of white if the drawing is not fixed beforehand so watch out for that and the more layers you use .. the whiter the line. It's definitely worth experimenting on some scraps to see if you like it
I love this! His eyes are so alive and the expression is great! The hair is just about perfect and I love the sand. The fingers, which always seen to end up being the hardest part to draw sometimes, really look good. Excellent!