Drawing Vlahos

Published by Joanna Vu on

Oh, My, Gosh! Is it November already? Last couple of months were hectic, in a not-so-good way. But things are beginning to settle and here I am again, doing what I love the most.

Vlahos is a friend whom I know since College, and Matina asked me to draw him. I was nervous about the result because it was months since I last picked up a pencil and I was afraid I had forgotten everything. It turned out that I didn’t, even though it took longer than normally (thank you Matina for your patience!)

Vlahos – graphite

Tools

  • Winsor&Newton smooth surface cartridge pad 230gsm
  • Staedtler Mars Lumograph B-6B
  • Tombow mono zero eraser
  • putty eraser
  • tissues for blending

As you can tell, I picked up all my favorite tools, to be safe, since I hadn’t drawn anything in ages.

Thoughts

I loved the end result, although if I would start again, I would do a couple of things differentntly, regarding technique and composition alike. The face is too small and it was hard to cram so many details in just a few centimeters of paper. Not to mention that the drawing came out too serious, and Vlahos is one of the funniest people in the world. Next time I will ask Matina to send me a funny reference photo!

And for those of you who want to know more about Vlahos, he is a talented drummer (among other things), go check him out!


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