I wasn't completely satisfied with my first attempt at Arwen, and honestly I still feel like it could be better somehow, but it's just so difficult when I don't have a single good reference shot to use!! I know this is very similar to my other version, but I actually frankensteined a whole new set of photos to get this composition. The dress/ear are still from the same scene, but the face is from a regular photo of Liv Tyler, the top part of the hair I think actually came from a picture of Jessica Simpson, and the rest of the hair was a combination of a photo of a wig and my own personal touches. The necklace was from a separate shot of Arwen, and I wasn't originally going to include it since it's so tiny, but the picture just seemed so empty and I wanted something else to make it different from my last portrait of her.
5x7" on bristol paper
Graphite Pencils, 3H, 5H, H, 2B
Charcoal Pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
White Gel Pen
White Charcoal Pencil
Black Fine-tip Sharpie
Total Drawing Time: Not sure but I did it all today so under 8 hours. The prep work in Photoshop (and searching for images) was probably 4 hours alone last night though.