Hi everyone! This is my entry for the 'Art With A Human Focus' contest by @ntopaz. This is a drawing of actor Vijay Devarakonda who is a famous actor of the Telugu film industry in India. I chose to draw him because he is one of my favourite actors as he is versatile and I believe that he is a trend-setter in the film industry. He has played different kind of roles in movies and it shows how talented he is.
I have attached the reference picture here which is a shot from the movie NOTA. Source..
I have eited the picture into black and white and added some grids as guidance. I would suggest the same method to anyone who would like to draw a black and white image of a person. It helps to get the values correctly. It will also be tremendously helpful to draw grids. I just used a mobile art application for this. With the help of grids, you will be able to draw the proportions more accurately.
Tools and Materials:
- A sheet of paper
- A brush for blending
- A normal 2B pencil
- A mechanical pencil with a 2B lead
- A dust free eraser
First ofll, I drew some square grids on my sketchbook. I chose square because the grids I edited into my reference picture were also square. There are other shapes available but I recommend using squares because it is easier to know the right proportions when we draw later. I began my drawing with the eyes and nose. I used my normal pencil mostly and mechanical pencil for finer details. At some points, I used my brush to soften and even out the harsh looking pencil shading.
Then, I proceeded to draw his lips and chin. I also shaded his beard.
rkened some areas to increase the contrast. I made some changes on his eyes as I was not happy with it earlier. I drew and shaded the rest of his jaw and face. I also added a soft lining of his hairline.
Then, I drew his ear.
fer that, I drew a part of his hair. I shaded the whole area lightly with my normal pencil first and brushed over it to reduce harsh lines. Then, I used my mechanical pencil to create some fine looking hair-like strokes.
Next, I drew the rest of his hair the same way I did earlier.
hen, I drew his neck and shirt collar. My drawing of Vijay Devarakonda was done. I hope that you enjoyed reading my post. Thank you for dropping by and have a great weekendahead =)