Day 5 challenge sketch of Ilya Repin’s works.
With these sketches, I’m only using a staedler 2B pencil and cartridge paper. Each one takes me about 20 minutes.
I block-in most of the face as a sculptor would in clay, then I start drawing outwards from the nose because it usually is in the middle of the face, and I can better judge placements and proportions of other elements. I might do a tutorial on that.