Tom Hiddleston is one of my favorite actors, and I love “Loki” just because of him. He gave the character a unique personality. So, naturally, I kept drawing Tom Hiddleston again (and again and again) but always with graphite pencils. It was time to “color” him.
Unlike my graphite drawings, where I have pretty much found my style and use standard materials (and I am quite a minimalist, you can check out my process here), when it comes to color I constantly experiment with something new. This time I used a relatively new paper and I took my prismacolor pencils out of the drawer, they stayed many years there. So we have the …
List of materials
- Prismacolor pencils: burnt sienna, dark brown, French grey 50%, crimson red, electric blue (I might have used a couple more colors for the eyes, but I cannot remember the exact shades 😆)
- Faber castell polychromos: medium flesh, black, magenta, cream (not shown here)
- Blue tac instead of a putty eraser. (Since it is harder than a putty eraser, it can lift more pigment from the paper)
- White posca marker for small highlights (reflections on the eyes etc)
- Tombow mono zero eraser
- Tombow Bristol paper 300gsm
If you have checked out my previous skin tutorial, the basic colors I used here, to build the skin tones, were: medium flesh (faber-castell) burnt sienna (prismacolor) French Grey 50% (prismacolor). I sporadically added some extra colors like magenta, red (to add warmth to the cheeks, dark brown (to deepen further the dark parts-shadows)
I have mixed feelings about the final result, but I believe the skin texture is quite interesting. I am quite happy that I managed to create a “photorealistic” drawing that actually looks like a drawing, has a distinct style. Need to test this combo (faber-castell, prismacolor, tombow Bristol) more!