Coffee Lady with WIP (work in progress) photos


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The Coffee Lady.
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I always do my preliminary sketching on paper with a one inch grid before touching the paper or canvas meant for the final piece.
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I begin roughing in the shapes with a white charcoal pencil and then with a soft vine charcoal.
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The vine charcoal is blended and more white charcoal pencil added.
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Charcoal pencil was used to define shadows and add contrast.
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Here her face is starting to look more defined
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Half way through blending and pulling highlights out with a kneaded gum eraser
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The coffee lady after her kneaded gum eraser treatment. (I like to think of it as a spa service for drawings)
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Here I started to add brighter highlights with a white charcoal pencil
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This photo was taken after using the white charcoal pencil
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I had coffee with coffee lady this morning as I worked on her face and hair.
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