Testing out the tortillons

I’ve been doing a lot of pen or marker drawings lately, which I find really enjoyable.

To get some change of medium though, I decided to do a quick pencil drawing the other night.

It’s been a while since my last pencil drawing. I also bought a bunch of tortillons recently, which I wanted to try out.

So I decided to use a reference drawing from one of my tutorial books, depicting a young girl looking straight at the viewer.

So I made the oulines with a 4H pencil, going over my preferred lines with a sharpened HB pencil, and started making out different values of shadow using both a 2B and a 6B pencil.

I then picked up a few of the tortillons, and started scrubbing in the shadows and the skin tones.

In retrospect I think the shadows around the mouth became a bit to dominant. There is also a lot of improvement to be done regarding the eyes. Both the pupils and the size of the eyes combined is a bit off, and the hair could have turned out a lot smoother.

I think the nose turned out pretty well though.

Anyway, it was a fun experience to try out the tortillions, and I’m definitely going to pick them up again soon.

This is the drawing by the way:

A pencil person