Graphite pencil portrait of Tam Nhu on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.
Pencils: Mars Lumograph (H, B, 3B,5B, 7B), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B, 0.5mm/4B and 0.7mm/HB with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stumps from Royal Langnickel and Boldmere, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser.
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio and removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.
My sincere thanks go to Réhahn Photography for permission to use his photo of Tam Nhu as reference for this drawing. His photo is Copyright Réhahn Photography.
Tam Nhu is from the Cơ Tu ethnic group in Vietnam.
I have made two other drawings of this lovely child and
Here are some more of my drawings of children from around the world
The photos that I used as references for my three drawings of her have, between them, a total of about 19,000 likes!
I'll never cease to be amazed by how you capture life so accurately in a piece of art!
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