Closing in on the portrait portion of this drawing because i am really smitten with it
Also, swipe to see a side by side of the main reference of this portrait: a pic of ma main ma Milla Jovovich by Peter Lindbergh.
I find it fascinating to see both this way, right next to each other, i can't do exactly that any other way. So in the side by side, you can see i'm not exactly replicating the photograph, but i am rather emulating things that i enjoy, for example
1. Milla's half closed eyes, i get the impression they are the eyes of a person that just got up from a nap, with the characteristic swelling. Why is that so adorable?
2. Milla's mouth. I don't have descriptive words or similies, i find it super satisfying that they look jet black in the black and white photo, and the combo with her teeth, like she was in the middle of saying something. This half open mouth expression works well for me, because that also happens when a person is distracted, it looks natural.
So the lipcolor cutting into the corners of the mouth and the relationship with the nodes is just so
Another thing i enjoy in the photo is Milla's cheek bones and these diagonals that fade in and out from the orbit of the eye to zigomatic and then back. Why is it so beautiful?!
I am really enjoying staring at both these faces and i hope nobody that looks like either of them never talks to me, because i will absolutely implode.
I'm drawing with a 2B palomino pencil over mylar, swipe to a little video of me lifting the mylar from my grey paper support and so i can see what i draw. The video is for kicks, but also kind of interesting how the drawing is less contrasty. I might have to leave that grey paper there. And, well, you can also see some of the work i'm doing on the neck and shoulder girdle