Friendly advise? Stay away from Pinterest. One very
addictive site if you like pictures. I spent all of my evening on Pinterest looking at portraits, paintings and photographs. Below is one of such a photograph, so beautiful, I just couldn't resist the urge to draw it. The biggest disadvantage of graphite pencils is you cannot get the darkest shade possible. The more dark you try to get it, the more "flashy" it gets. Now, if you carefully look at the picture below, you can see the top right corner of the picture shining. So it actually looks way better if you look at it with an angle. I had a hard time taking the picture of this drawing. I always do. Next time - Charcoal pencils.
|I'd say, this is my second best. ;)|