Dramatic contrast and a hint of smile

Black and white digital watercolor and pencil drawing of a man wearing a short chin goatee and black t-shirt as he looks forward, directly at the viewer.

PaperFaces portrait of @andispringer. If you haven’t noticed a theme yet — I tend to draw a full face when working in black and white.

Quick sketch with the pencil tool to figure out the composition

Simple background with layered watercolor strokes to create a vignette effect

Zooming in to capture facial feature details using a pencil

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Birdie by a cage

PaperFaces portrait of @manntaclaus drawn with Paper for iOS on an iPad.