Every painter has his own drawing techniques and procedures. Personally sometimes I follow these steps: from sketch, to chiaroscuro, to lights & shadows, to character, to realistic, and finally the creative artwork. (all my drawings & paintings»)
Steps from Sketch to Artwork:
The initial sketch serves the purpose to set the general proportions.
Now I define the shapes and forms through chiaroscuro.
Lights & Shadows
Here I add the main lights and shadows, which start bringing the drawing to life.
It’s important to catch the essence of the character, in this case eyes and main colors.
At this stage, I have a faithful portrait, many people prefer this version :-)
It’s time to close the eyes and let the inspiration flow: through art you see the invisible…