I was recently commissioned again for an anniversary portrait. The reference photo was great with a soft, blurry bokeh surrounding the couple. I wanted to try and recreate this using similar techniques that I use with charcoal, so I bought some graphite powder.

Here’s a video showing how I used it.  I used the same makeup brush that I use with charcoal.

It’s always good fun working with something new and I was pleased with the results.

Here’s a video of the drawing process.

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The drawing process video

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