Drawing The Neck And Shoulders

Drawing The Neck And Shoulders | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial Drawing the neck and shoulders means our pencil portrait is coming to an end quickly now, but that doesn’t mean we need to rush.

We will be using pencil techniques to complete this tutorial that I hope you are all familiar with and comfortable using now such as shading and scumbling.

I also hope you love your blending tool. We will be using it some more in this tutorial.

You can save money on a Blending Tool right mow, by checking out my ‘Make Your Own Blending Stump In 60 Seconds Hack’ from the HTD Toolbox! Though I do wonder how you got this far without it? 😉

How To Draw The Neck And Shoulders

For this you will need;

  • 2B Pencil
  • Blending Tool
  • Lead Dust
  • Putty Rubber

Drawing The Neck And Shoulders | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 1.) Use your blending tool and some lead dust as required to create the mid-tones in the neck.

Add more lead dust to the darker area’s to create your shadows.

Remember to look at your photo frequently, and to keep the blending tight.

 

 

Drawing The Neck And Shoulders | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 2.) Use your pencil to outline the clothing, and create the darkest parts of the crease lines.

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing The Neck And Shoulders | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial3.) Use your blending tool to smooth the crease lines.

Pull the lead on the paper along the crease lines with your blending tool and away.

 

 

 

 

Drawing The Neck And Shoulders | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 4.) Revert to a scumbling technique to add the mid-tones of the neck and clothing.

Use your putty rubber to add any highlights.

 

 

 

 

Our pencil portrait is very almost complete.

We will add any finishing touches in the Step 9.

Step 7: Drawing The Hair And Ears | Go To!Step 9: Adding The Finishing Touches