I drew this as a birthday present for my mom--Damon Salvatore from the TV show "The Vampire Diaries," played by Ian Somerhalder. "Smolderhotter" is an inside joke between my mom and I.
This portrait was a neat challenge because it was so close up and I could put a lot of detail into it. It's also the largest portrait I've drawn and my first time drawing facial hair!
12.5 in. x 12.5 in.
6H, 4H, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, General's "Extra Black" Layout Pencil
Blending sticks, tissue, Q-tip for shading
Thanks for looking!
Update: Readjusted the levels to make it look more like the actual drawing. Much better!