Pencils: Different grades of graphite, charcoal, coloured.
The 3rd in my ‘Jaymi in Pink’ series. Jaymi’s eyes are the most amazing pools of depth, beauty, innocence and light I have ever seen. In this portrait I feel I was able to capture those stunning eyes of hers the best to date out of all the portraits I have rendered of her.
My dear friend and artist Katerina Koukiotis uses charcoal pencil in many of her pencil artworks. I wanted to try using this. The result is so stunning! I used the charcoal in the eyes, eyelashes, dress, dark shadows in the hair, strands of hair, eyebrows and in the background. It makes the whole image really bounce off the page and grab your attention.
This is a medium, I have to admit, I have really fallen in love with. I love colour and so for me, adding those splashes of colour in select places is a must for me. I need to see colour somewhere! lol. I really adore the results I am achieving.
Reference photo taken by Jaymi