Same as the other day with the “Maria” drawing. Colored pencil on black construction paper. So essentially working the light areas more than the shadows. This time I wanted more blending and refinement in the skin. Impossible to get natural skin tones with the black paper showing through, though. I fought green ghoulishness to the end. Still need to work the skin tones on the hand (unfinished as of this scan) on which “Sophia” is resting her chin and to smooth out the background a bit.
This color-on-black technique works well for sad, spooky, or pensive. Possibly spiritual. Not a good way to depict smiley faces. 😉
This is one of the rare drawings that looks better live than onscreen.