Tom Meighan Charcoal Portrait Drawing, By Me!
I’m back with my latest portrait drawing! My model was a photo of Tom Meighan – Kasabian singer – found on internet as usual, this is the link to the original photo: http://www.shamiltanna.com/encore/single-gallery. This band is actually famous, some of their songs are really cool. However in case someone doesn’t know them, one of their videos can be found under my drawing.
I used my beloved Conté charcoal pencils, on not a so lovely paper. Would be hard to believe that I used a watercolor paper for this drawing, and realized it too late that the paper was the worst choice I’ve ever made for a drawing! I had already done the sketch with the right proportions when I realized how terrible the paper was working for me, just didn’t want to repeat all that work on another paper, knowing how little time I had and that it couldn’t become as right-proportioned as it did the first time. So I kept drawing on that horrible stuff. After 2 or 3 times passing the pencil on the same spot, or passing the tissue for softening shadows, the paper actually got disintegrated!
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