Drawing Yelena. (Sketch)

Sketchbook: Arteza Drawing pad (80lb)

Media: Black Widow/ Arteza Color Pencil set

The reference this time was particularly inspired by my choice of coloured pencils, which was predominantly dark-toned black widow pencil set, hence my drawing of the character, Yelena Belova (portrayed by Florence Pugh), from the Black Widow movie.

I have had this pencil set a while now, but it was majorly used to underpin my prevalent Arteza coloured pencils in colour drawing, so I decided to make an exception this time with role reversals.

Three particular pencils shades were used for skin tones including Leather, Suede and Olive brown, whilst both Midnight and Greyhorn variants were used for her gear. Arteza’s Pink macaroon, however, was used for blending the skin out, albeit not hundred percent achieved. This was subject to my carefulness with the sketchbook paper, as the burnishing technique can be somewhat hostile and aggressive on drawing papers.

Nonetheless, these pencil sets have proved to be a great combo in colour pencil realism for me, and I’d keep using them, for now, to see how I improve off them.

I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it, and, do have a blessed week ahead. Ciao!

Cheemnonso

16 thoughts on “Drawing Yelena. (Sketch)

  1. Yo! Your sketch is stellar! I absolutely adore Yelena and can’t wait to see more of her on future Marvel. To be fair, I was also already a Florence Pugh fan 😁

    I also love your explanation of the drawing color choices and set, like a window into your artistic process.

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    • So heartwarming of you to say. Thank you😊🙏

      I’ve always liked Florence as well ever since I beheld Lady Macbeth, and I was especially curious to see her superhero persona. Nice to know you’re a fan as well.

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