This is Ale, I found inspiration for this portrait on Sktchy. This sketch was created using Micron pens, Copic markers, and white colored pencil on toned paper. The bulk of the work was done with Micron pens. I used Copic markers for the background, hat, and shadow on his neck and clothing. A white colored pencil was used on the highlighted areas of his face and clothing.
I was drawn to his photo because of the dramatic lighting and strong contrasting shadows. There are a few elements within the sketch that I am not completely satisfied with but I like to challenge myself and I think a person grows when they attempt things that may be slightly beyond their skill level. You have to keep trying to improve.
I think I will put my pens away for a short time and pick up my pencils again. I am missing the subtle tones and transitions that can be achieved with graphite. I may bounce back and forth between the two mediums for a while. I don’t want to loose the ink skills I gained by participating in Inktober.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope you like this sketch.