Told by a co-worker that I could learn to draw. Doubted him, but tried anyhow. Watched a couple videos, read a few books, got a few supplies. 2+ years later, still putting pencil to paper. Very unofficial Arsenal artist.
I specialize in drawing, graphite, pencil drawing, people, portraits, traditional art, writing.
Finished this up. Overall happy with how it turned out. Ramsey left the team this summer after 10 years.
Progression image 3 of 6. 11x14 Marker paper, Medium Graphite Pencils (asst. B-5B). Added some shading and fleshed out her lips some.
Progression image 5 of 6. 11x14 Marker paper, Medium Graphite Pencils (asst. B-5B). Here the drawing started to come together. I used a metal tip to a mechanical pencil and dragged it along the paper to create the highlight effects in her hair. It is effective but irreversible, so I don't do it very often.
Progression drawing 1 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
Progression drawing 4 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
Just a random dude from my sketch pad.
Progression 2 of 5. In this one I added shading to his face and neck and scetched out the hair. His ears were a bit tricky too since they are as distinctive as his eyes.
Progression 3 of 5. Added more shading and detail. I noticed I got his mouth wrong and fixed it.
Progression 4 of 5. The drawing really started to come together here.
Progression 2 of 5. Spent a lot of time working the wrinkles/creases in the shirt. Tedious, for sure.
Progression 4 of 5. Nearly done at this point. I liked how the light and shadow played out under her foot. The muscle tone of her legs really popped out with the dark pencil.
Drew inspiration from a couple of other drawings I saw and thoughts to combine them into this.
Tobin Heath, US Women's National Team. I find her very photogenic and interesting to draw. The way she is half bitting her lip is what caught my attention and I thought it a good challenge to draw.
Progression 3 of 6. In this one, I focused on the hair some more, his ear, fine tuned the eye and add shading to his face.
Progression 4 of 6. Here the drawing starts to come together. I built on the layers I put down in the earlier portions of the drawing. Spent some time on the beard and mouth.
In progress. Lionel Messi. Greatest ever? The player, not this drawing.
Progression 1 of 6. This first pic is of the line work and the background shading.
I chose this image randomly on the internet. Progression image 1 of 6. 11x14 Marker paper, Medium Graphite Pencils (asst. B-5B). Just lines and feature placement.
Progression image 2 of 6. 11x14 Marker paper, Medium Graphite Pencils (asst. B-5B). Expanded on her features. Spent a lot of time on the eyes.
Progression image 4 of 6. 11x14 Marker paper, Medium Graphite Pencils (asst. B-5B). This is where I felt the piece coming together. I spent a lot of time working on her left eye.
An earlier drawing from a Mark Crilley how-to. https://youtu.be/yPQV7rwUKrM This might be one of those I try again at a later date.