More Ziva being just insanely pretty.
So yeah, I looked at this season nine promo shot one day and found that it's one of my favorite images of her and that it certainly made for a nice drawing base, just not with the silly coverall they put her into. And thus, this idea was born.
Materials used: sketchpad 9x12 inches/24x34 cm (110g/sqm), 3 different pencils (0.35 mm mechanical pencil filled with B leads for the outline, fine detail and texture of her hair, 2B for general shadowing/rendering, 8B for the really dark shadows), 1 pure graphite pencil (9B, for the almost-blacks), 3 different erasers (regular soft one, kneadable eraser for subtle value adjustment, Tombow Mono Zero 2mm eraser for fine details), 1 really thin and 1 medium paper stump blender, one tiny tortillion for texturing the flower. I didn't count the actual hours spent on this one, since I had to go back and correct stuff so many times (curse her for not wanting to look like herself!) but all in all it took two weeks until it was finished. Minor cleanup was done in Photoshop.
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