Drawing A Color Pencil Portrait in Line
The basic line drawing of our color pencil portrait.
We have chosen a mid-brown color pencil for our line drawing as this will blend well with the colors of the flesh tones and hair when we come to work over them at a later stage. Violet, which combines red and blue, is another good color to choose for preliminary line drawings as it mixes comfortably with a wide range of both warm and cool hues.
Note: Try to sketch lightly when doing the preliminary line drawing for a color pencil study. This helps to blend the line drawing with subsequent layers of color and shading.
Please follow the steps below to explore the process and techniques used to build up the line drawing for our portrait.