Jay Varma's Blog – April 2012 Archive (2)

Drawing a Portrait

This drawing is of a different technique than the portrait of “Meghna”. Here I’ve started the drawing by first outlining the two faces. Erasers can be used but I try not to be too heavy handed with it. Then I start the layering of the different planes of the face, keeping in mind “form shadows” and “cast shadows”. Cast shadows are created when light is blocked by the…


Added by Jay Varma on April 5, 2012 at 9:30am — 11 Comments


Here are a series of pictures at different stages of finish. The first picture shows the initial stage where the paper is toned using graphite powder and the drawing starts to take shape. In this type of drawing, I try to use erasers as little as I can. Although I do use a kneaded eraser to emphasize highlights, all of the lighter planes are made using either soft paper tissue, cotton cloth or chamois leather cloth.…


Added by Jay Varma on April 2, 2012 at 10:16am — 17 Comments

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