I found Candice Swanepoel very randomly, I was actually looking for segment drawing reference images, when this photo of Candice caught my attention. It was one of those moments where I knew I had to draw her :) I’ve since found out she’s a Victoria’s Secret model. So that means I’ve drawn three VS models now – Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr being the other two. In fact, Miranda Kerr is one of my Inspirational Models. I’m beginning to think I should try and draw all the VS models :)
This drawing was really challenging, mainly because of her hair being completely out of focus. I tried to replicate it, but I was really struggling. I blurred it all with a tissue, that sort of worked, but after looking online, I ended up experimenting with paper stumps for the first time. They’re totally different to use than tortillions, so while I may not be satisfied, I do at least have another tool to play around with now :)
“BEING CONFIDENT IN YOUR OWN SKIN IS VERY SEXY. I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE FUN AND ARE YOURSELF, THAT IS SEXY TOO.”
– Candice Swanepoel
WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES
| 2H, 2B, 4B 0.5 Mechanical Pencils
| 2H, 2B, 4B Staedtler Mars Technico Clutch Pencils
| 6B Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Clutch Pencil
| Winsor & Newton A4 Extra Smooth Surface Bristol Board
| Blending Tortillons
| Blending Stump
| Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen
| Jakar Battery Operated Eraser
| Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser
| Derwent Craft Knife
MORE OF MY PENCIL DRAWINGS
“A scar indicates that something is missing. You lost something important, and there’s a hole in your heart. Having that empty hole can lead to anger, hate, despair, or. . .it can make you reach for the sky” – Kurasaki Fuuko, Accel World
“Who are you?
Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?
Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?
I have. I am fucking crazy.
But I am free.” – Lana Del Rey
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”