With each drawing, I learn something new.
This painting started as a sketch on paper. Lots of erasing and smudging.
Not transferring to a clean sheet of tracing paper before scanning is a mistake.
With ArtRage 4. I lighten the background and used the palette knife to turn the smudges into texture.
I practice drawing daily. Improving my line drawings helps with all projects.
For this male face, I tried a trick I found in a Carrie Stuart Parks book. I managed to finish one ear but could not repeat the shape on the opposite of the face.
With tracing paper, I copied the finished ear. I flipped the paper, aligned it with the other side of the face and retraced the lines. Perfect set.
I did this pencil sketch to practice proportion and a possible character for the book. The hand turned out to be the most difficult part. I cleaned it up in Photoshop and finally drew the hand with the pencil tool in ArtRage 4.