wow! i amazed from your work every time! this is amazing! how the hell do u do the skin so smooth- when i draw and color with colored pencils it looks really bad, u can see strips all over the drawing- it looks so unnatural.. i cant blur it with another color\my finger\stump\put more color at all! how do u blur and mix diffrent colors? please help me!
I think the best way to draw smooth skin is to use small circular pencil strokes instead of back and forth lines. Use layers of color. Start very lightly with Peach or Beige, then add other colors as needed. Burnt Ochre and Sienna Brown are good for darker areas. Smooth and blend, also in a circular motion, with a white, colorless, or light-colored pencil like cream.
Thanks! My graphite drawings are usually on Bristol smooth, but I'll often just use sketch paper for quick drawings. For colored pencils, I used to use Vellum but switched to smooth because I didn't like the graininess of Vellum. It makes darker areas look very spotty. I don't have that problem with smooth paper.
Wonderful! I think that when one thinks that the model is beautiful (I didn't know Gemma Ward) it is due too a perfect drawing, I mean, the drawing is very successfull in transmiting to the viewer that message.