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STEP 1. Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.   STEP 2. Now draw in the bisecting line to balance her facial features. Also the bisecting line detaches and extends from the back of her neckline.   STEP 3. Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.   STEP 4. You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, e. for shoulder placements. Observe line e. closely. It has a "C" curve to allow for her packed disc and it slopes forward then down for her chest.   STEP 5. Now draw Olivia's eyes and eyebrows.   STEP 6. Examine the guidelines and notice how her nose, mouth, face and jawline appear in the guidelines. Now draw them in.   STEP 7. When you sketch her hair, add those straight lines and curves. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of her hair. This will help as you shade it in.   STEP 8. This is where the "C" shape comes in handy. You can easily draw the disc cover, back of her costume and the front yoke. Don't forget to add the crosshatch.   STEP 9. Now draw in her arm. Don't forget the crosshatched sides. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.   STEP 10. I made this line drawing especially for you if you don't want to do the pencil shading and blending part. Otherwise, let us continue to the pencil drawing part.   STEP 11. Here is the outline done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Look closely and see if your lines look something like this. You can erase if certain areas like the eyes or nose don't line up. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.   STEP 12. The picture that goes with this step shows two different ways to hold your pencil to acquire certain effects. OVERHAND: Holding a sharpened pencil in normal writing form with fingers in the middle or near the lead gives you great control and thin/detailed strokes. UNDERHAND: Holding the pencil at a 45 degrees or near level to the table with end of pencil under your palm with pencil on the flat side, gives you large shading coverage. With the No.2 pencil, you have the exposed lead side to shade with. But for a wider swath, use that Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil with no wood casing. The whole sharpened portion is all lead, like in the step's picture. Practice the toning values to help you with control.   STEP 13. PENCIL STROKES & TONE, SHADING, TEXTURE -- For your convenience, I have inserted this step with different pencils, strokes to use. And you can study the shapes that make up this drawing universe, along with tone, shading, and texture.   STEP 14. The picture here is a great exercise for value shading. I've got a little secret tip for you to make things easier. You can download this to your desktop. First click on the picture to have access to full size. By right clicking on your mouse, you can select "Save Image As." It should save to your desktop.   STEP 15. After printing out a number of the above template, practice shading in the values like this picture. You become familiar with this shading technique that gives you more control and confidence.   STEP 16. This is the first start with the pastel application. If you do the whole picture in a pencil sketch, this is where you would sketch in small circles or lines to shade the areas. It would take hours upon hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I've got area coverage. Applied medium & dark gray to her face, hair, and costume. Also I added black to her hair, costume and packed disc. Looks like a mess, but that's how a some beginning projects will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.   STEP 17. Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to her hair, face, neck, arm, and costume. I needed to keep those "stripes" or what I call nodes white, so I left them blank. I have not touched her eyes and eyebrows. I added more black for depth in her arms and on the disc. I blended her face with a tissue. I made sure no dark pastel touched the lighter parts of her face.   STEP 18. Looks like a huge jump, right? Not really. It's like two steps put together. First, is the sketch using my 9B and 7mm HB pencils. Her eyebrows and eyes, adding darkening crosshatches were done with my above pencils. Then I blended with the stump. I darkened with my charcoal gray pastel her arms, torso, disk. Of course, I took charcoal, dark gray and light gray to create the background and smoothed with my blending stump. I lightened her face, the stripes, hair, and arms with the kneaded eraser. After those adjustments, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface.   STEP 19. "Faint!" I have finally FINISHED!!! Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in her eyes, added more light stray hairs and shine, gave a little shine on her lower lip. Also I added some white to light nodes (stripes) on her costume. TIP: I took my 0.3 White Copic Ink and made more crosshatches and defined shadow lines in her costume. (They didn't show up well) I had to go over with some darker gray pastels on the crosshatched areas. TIP OVER. Now Olivia pops out! To help out with specific areas of highlights, tone, texture, etc., the next two following steps will show you.   STEP 20. Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!   STEP 21. Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Olivia Wilde, who is an amazing actress! HERE'S A TINY BONUS. The next 2 steps has information on how I colored Olivia with pastels!   STEP 22. I love to look for the right paper color to enhance the picture. So from my Strathmore Charcoal Assorted Tints paper, I chose blue. After sketching the outline, I applied the coloring in this fashion. 1. Opaque watercolor (gouche) is great. Applied white on the nodes and light blue in her hair. When I go over with pastels, the opaque will still show through the coverage. 2. Applied (like sketching) skin colors to her face and arm. Notice there is a lot of blue. 3. I blended with my blending stump and tissue her face and arm.   STEP 23. 4. I added black and blended with my stump. 5. I found the crosshatched lines weren't dark enough and my black color pencil wasn't thin enough to make them. I reverted to my 0.3 Copic Ink pen and it worked!!! This color picture is more detailed. The crosshatched design are hexagons with a tiny black hexagon in the middle. Yep, that meant a lot of work. But for you all, it was worth it. You don't need to draw that design, just crosshatch. 6. Now, I'm not perfect and Olivia's nose wasn't either. I had to correct it. If that sort of thing happens, just go over your pastel with a blending color like pink or the shadow. And correct it. I had make her nose longer.   STEP 24. I am in love with Rembrandt Soft Pastels. They apply so smoothly and brilliantly. I had a set of landscape pastels that didn't have the blues in this picture. So I went and bought four new blues and a very light pink. With a mixture of those blues and black, they have made this picture stand out! To help with light transitional shading, my light blue color pencils added that refined touch. Of course I went over the light nodes again with my White Opaque Watercolors. What do you think? I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please fav, comment, and show your love here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Step 13. Step 14. Step 15. Step 16. Step 17. Step 18. Step 19. Step 20. Step 21. Step 22. Step 23. Step 24.