Deep Sadness - Pen Portrait DrawingsteemCreated with Sketch.

in WORLD OF XPILAR5 months ago

Hello everyone, I have been busy lately with work but will try and draw more often even if it's just a little everyday. I recently completed this pen portrait drawing of an old man. I wanted to capture the deep sadness in his eyes and I find some of the best portrait pieces tell a story through the eyes and nothing else is needed. This old man comes across as quite lonely and filled with sadness.
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Below is the process
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Eye brows can be just as important as the eyes. Their slight slant can determine the expression of the eyes. This time they are slanting upwards to express his sadness.

I then start to add more details. As this is an expressive piece, I wanted loose pen strokes that are not very controlled. The shading is less important than the emotion I am trying to get across.

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Final steps involved completing the face and adding details however, again I wanted the focal point to be around the eyes so I did not worry about the other details as much.
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Completed on A5 paper with a blue bic biro pen.


Thanks for stopping by this post and hope you enjoyed viewing the drawing as much as I did creating it!

@iansart


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 5 months ago 

Some very deep emotion reflected. Well done!


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