How are you all doing? I have not done a really detailed graphite pencil drawing in a while. When I started to sketch out this girl I thought her hairstyle sort of leans itself to a mermaid, adding a little starfish as a hairpiece gave it that mystical flair.
I really enjoyed working in a softer pencil for this. The 6B was very easy to blend with my fingers and I found my Staedtler plastic eraser pen was very helpful with the blending. If you don't have this type of eraser yourself they are good for those finer details like adding whites to the eyes or highlights in the hair.
Since the graphite pencil was easy to smudge, a piece of paper under my hand helped to minimise this. I considered adding colour but felt in the end that it did not need it.
I really love the monochrome look to this little mermaid and hope you do too. What graphite pencils do you prefer to work with?
Enjoy your weekend.
Until next time, Happy Creating!