Conánn suggested that we do some studies from life, to help build our skills.
I have taken this photograph from a great website where photographers allows artists to use their photo’s for personal and commercial use, as long as its finished in a traditional art medium. Link below for anyone out there looking for interesting first hand photos!
(My drawing above)
Daler Rowney A4 Mixed Media paper
HB, 2B , 6B graphite pencils
The paper was a little too grainy for me, I would usually sketch on smooth cartridge paper for graphite. Just a quick tonal study which is not exactly like the photograph as that was not the purpose. I spent just over an hour on the drawing, a little too long for the outcome.