Made Mistakes

Unfinished except the nose

Black and white digital watercolor and pencil drawing of a woman's face. Outlined, with only the eyes and nose completed.

PaperFaces portrait of Myriam J. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy.

Lately I’ve been trying to strike a balance between unfinished and over-worked by selectively adding detail to a piece.

One thing I’ve found working digitally these last couple of years is it can be a challenge to capture the same sketchy quality of a real pencil. In some cases you have to do more work to fake it, which is probably why you find so many digital works that look over worked and airbrushed.

Work in process screenshot

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