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Drawing: Merriman Lyon

So after doing some sketches, I decided to try to get back to drawing with ProMarkers.

merriman

As I had just re-read Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – her series is a childhood favourite – I wanted to draw one of the principal characters from the books: Merriman Lyon. His face as I imagine it is rather interesting and this picture turned out really close to what I wanted.

I struggle with drawing white hair. And wild hair. If anyone has any suggestions for how to do it better, what colours to use, I’m all ears. I ended up using ivory, cool grey 2, cool grey 4 and ice grey 2.

August 24th 2016.