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Evolution Stages Of My Genevieve Nnaji Realistc Drawing (Drawing Tips)

Osaro Osula is a self taught artist, brand influencer, content creator and founder of Daddy Soft Apparel & Accessories.

Work in progress studio view of my Genevieve Nnaji pencil drawing

Work in progress studio view of my Genevieve Nnaji pencil drawing

Let me take you on a visual journey of creating a piece titled "Bravura" I completed in 2015. Subject model is a veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji

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Accurate outlines will determine the end result of your realistic drawing. You must prioritise the beginning of your realistic drawing to achieve the resemblance of the reference.

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After outlining, I started by shading and blending the background with cotton wool and buds for around the outlines, then I fix the background only.

Then I started detailing from top left because I am right handed. This helps achieve a neat job (though I always put a soft paper before resting my hands on the paper)

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For your realistic drawing, avoid shortcuts and focus on detailing, just like being conscious in midlife

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Shading gently did the magic of achieving her beautiful glossy lips

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You can go faster in areas with less details, but remain careful

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If you need to go on a break, do a light fixing, wait for it to dry up, then cover with a veil

Studio View

Studio View

If you get out of the mood, drop your pencils and go see a movie or do something until you are turned on again

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Going faster in less detailed areas, but careful at the same time.

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Be more careful in highly detailed areas, too much erasing can mess up the entire project you have spent days creating.

Work in progress

Work in progress

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Strictly hatching to create realistic shades on her dress

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Take advantage of time in plain and darker areas, go faster, but be careful

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It was really challenging at this stage, but I kept on reminding my self that the aim is to create a stunning piece. Patience and determination was the key

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You can use lighter shades to trace out your details.

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Title: Bravura,

Subject Model: Genevieve Nnaji

Medium: Pencils on Paper


Hope details in this post would be inspiring and helpful.


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© 2021 Osaro Osula

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