❄ WELL LOVELIES! SKETCHES ALSO ARE USEFUL TO REMEMBER OTHERS SITUATIONS OR SEASONS LIKE THIS.
I was first inspired by cold wind and how it can be both refreshing and also unwelcome. It’s also wildly unpredictable and can change directions in an instance. The emotion I wanted to portray was obvious discomfort, but in that discomfort, peace.
I started out with a reference photo of an upturned head and created a sketch with a mechanical pencil. I prefer mechanical purely out of lazy motivation, I hate having to constantly sharpen drawing pencils. As for line weight, I use pen or paint later in the process. For her body, I tried to capture a relaxed position, returning to the theme of peace. Next, I rolled an eraser across the pencil lines to erase most of them but leave enough for me to see the basic outlines. I used a magenta colored pencil for the finalized lines, but if I could go back in time…
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