This is another transformation. I sketched this guy way back last year. He was a black man, so to make this look a bit interesting I decided not to use any of the brown family of colours on this piece.
This was pretty straightforward.
1. Started sketching on a beige mount board with purple coloured pencil
2. Make sure I am satisfied with the drawing, proportion and features
3. Just start to add different colours (all colours apart form the browns) really with no particular order, only that I make sure that it has enough tonal balance through out, putting dark colours for the dark tones and light colours for the light tones.
4. I really start enjoying this and I begin to stroke with some freedom just adding a bit of expressive strokes to "jazz" it up!
5. It is at the very end that I introduce a black coloured pencil to enrich the main sketch lines and outlines of the man.