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A picture for a friend. Pencil on standard A4 paper, followed by lots of Photoshop. Putting pictures into full color can be a bit of a pain for me. Applying the color on paper never converts to computer correctly. Applying the color in Photoshop takes so long I might as well have applied the color on paper! So I took a shortcut and just left this picture mostly uncolored.
Another portrait of a friend. It's not photo realistic, but I wasn't exactly going for that.

Pencil on ordinary paper. I was all out of cardstock. I had to do quite a bit of Photoshop to get the contrast and shading right.
The Girl with the Mask
So...this is a really strange picture. I drew this from memory. I volunteered at a local hospital, drawing patients and staff. I drew a lot of people in the few weeks I volunteered there.

But this girl was especially different. She was intensely curious when she saw me going around the room, her eyes following me as I drew each person. She listened closely as I talked to the other patients. She wore a mask. At first I thought the mask meant she was sick with something contagious. Others in the room had bruises, limbs in casts, and illnesses I couldn't see. But she had a mask. I worked up the courage to ask her if she also wanted to be drawn. The mask helped her breathe, she said. We got a good conversation going. She had lots of questions. She wasn't from that area, if I remember correctly. She spoke with a bit of a southern accent, but was a big fan of German rap music. She was really interested in foreign countries, their histories, their music, cultures, and peoples, but had never left her own. I remember her eyebrows: thick and black. I remember her eyes: clear and observant. And her will: to go places, far away; to learn things school would never teach her; to realize that a moment with a stranger could be a learning moment.

Some patients that day had been waiting for care for five hours. I drew at least fifteen people in that room that day. My hands got tired, but I drew some more. I left each person their portrait to keep. She has hers with her, wherever she is now. So I don't know anymore what she looked like, this girl with the mask. Still, I remember the eyebrows. I remember the eyes. The baseball cap, the long black hair, the slim nose. I've drawn thousands of people's portraits now. But this one girl sticks out in my mind.

I may be a bit off, but if I remember correctly, this girl was portrait #3,978.

Copic Markers on Bristol paper. Because this was done from memory, it took me a bit longer than usual. Two or three hours.
Le Yi
I do lots of realistic portraits all the time, but this friend is an artist herself, so I decided to try and stretch out a bit with hers.

Roughly two hours: one hour pencil portrait, one hour digital clean-up/coloring.
I hope you all like it!

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Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Hi there! I'm Morgan. I draw. I do a lot of portraits. I love my Copic markers, and my Copics love me. I also made a comic book with UC Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender, about Black superheroines. It's cool and you can find it in my gallery.


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MirajaneWendy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite =)
Tuntalm Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Thanks for faving ! :hug:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Good morning, again, Morgan. Again thanks for all the faves -- and now the DA watch. I'm watching you also for your Oshun Honey comics. I've decided to turn some writing I've had a while into the script for a graphic novel, and I'm happy to learn from artists who know how to create comics in all their phases -- especially comics and graphic novels that have a social conscience. Kind of late for a baby boomer like me, but heck I'm going for it all.
OshunHoneyComic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
It's never too late to start a new project, and the later you delay, the later you'll be finished. I'm glad to hear that you're trying something new. I appreciate you feedback, and I'd be happy to give you any advice on making comics. My Oshun Honey comic was my first time really making something 'shippable.' I had played around with some sketchy scenes in the past, but nothing I would be proud to share. It's always hardest to get started.

A few tips I have:
* Make the script as short as possible. You don't have a lot of space like you do in a book. Every word counts, so cut cut cut!
* Talking head shots can get boring, so try to play with different camera angles.
* If you choose to draw traditional like me, draw big, and scale down when printing / uploading. It gives you a bit of room to make mistakes, as the mistakes will scale down too!
* Lettering is really hard and takes a long time to learn. Depending on when you want to finish, it might just be better to buy a font pack and letter with the computer (although hand lettering is prettier)

I hope this helps, and I look forward to seeing your progress!
the9irl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heya, so I'm pretty much new..joined about an hour ago and you're basically my first interactions hah. Love your work and I'd be sure to check out your comic book, definitely caught my attention with "Black Superheroines". Wink/Razz 
OshunHoneyComic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm not really a DA pro either. I hop on and off every few months, but I'm trying to be more regular. I've found DA to be a pretty nice community. I hope you come to enjoy it!
the9irl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I'm the same..not so consistent on here either. But I like it thus far! I hope that all is well with you :) (Smile) 
animequeen20012003 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanx for the watch! :hug:
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