Christina Hendricks Portrait

Although I absolutely adore Christina Hendricks, this is not my favorite portrait.  I wanted to publish this and move on, though, because my list of people to draw is growing and growing.  I’ll take you through a few of my versions.  I started with too many lines…

I’ll start with the final 16″x20″
I added some stray lines to accent her cheeks and lips

christina hendricks web

Most of the lines for this version:
christina hendricks web lines

This is the drawing I started with at first.  I used too many lines – found too many shapes – so she looks like a Hendricks Bot (as opposed to a beautiful human).
christina hendricks web too much

I tried to cover up some of the “extra” shapes, but it just looked sloppy:
christina hendricks web too much fix

Here are the lines for the complicated version:
christina hendricks web too much lines


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