Audrey Hepburn Pencil Portrait

To be honest, I’m not a big fan of “Hey! You should draw _____”, but recently someone said that and filled in the blank with “Audrey Hepburn” and I realized “Yeah… that’d be cool!” So here ya go.

The first attempt from a different photograph wasn’t panning out, so I trashed it and used a totally different photo for reference. I realized that the first picture I attempted to draw had her face much more washed out with much less contrast with darkness and shadows. Apparently my eyes and fingers thrive on that sort of thing.

As I started darkening in the details for this picture, I realized–which was only confirmed by an honest commenter–that something was “off.” So I ended up erasing a good portion of it and adjusting the proportions to try to get Audrey’s likeness locked in tighter. I’m pretty content (if not happy) with the final result!

I also tried to use more of the DESIGN brand Ebony Jet Black pencil to get the darker darks…

(If you’re interested in a print of this drawing, you can check it out on my Etsy page)


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