Pencil Portrait Sketch: Emma Watson

Emma Watson
Pencil sketch - Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

I just realized how close we are to the end of the year.  I was looking back at the drawings I made this year and came across this sketch I did back in January.  I posted it on Flickr but never posted it here.  I wonder why, since I like this sketch quite a bit.   

When I first finished it, I was just pleased that I had managed to make the hand look plausible.  But over time, I really came to enjoy the expression that emerged here.  I think it’s a little more wistful than the reference I used. 

This is 8″x8″  and sketched with an Ebony pencil.  I think these are the best overall sketch pencils if you want to draw loose and let yourself go.  It’s a nice fat pencil that feels good in your hand.  You can get a good range of tone with just the one pencil.  I used to buy them by the handfuls.

7 thoughts on “Pencil Portrait Sketch: Emma Watson

  1. This is a lovely portrait Mellanie. I love the way you manage to get great expressions with just the humble (or not so humble) pencil. Definitely recognisable as Emma.

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  2. So lovely! Glad that she found her way onto your blog for all of us to enjoy. I have an ebony pencil that I use to transfer designs to silk and never even considered using it for paper! Time to experiment!

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  3. Thank you all so much. I think I would like to go back doing softer things like this. I have become a little too reliant on using sharp lines this year.

    I’m so glad you like this.

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