I tried a little different approach as far as media on this Chris Daughtry. Rather that using straight colored markers, which has been my standard for years, I decided to mix it up a bit.
From my on-going presidential series, I relied on doing a basic pencil sketch, over which I laid heavy, bold markers – just to rough in the darkest values.
From there, I introduce pastels in pink, orange, brown and white colors from which I can blend a nice flesh tone right there on the paper. Using the side of the pastel lightly on the paper, then burnishing everything with my fingers. Burnishing this way allows me to emphasize motion and the relationship between the light areas and shadows. I then spray fix everything, then go back in with black detailing pen and colored pencil. I kept picking at it this way until satisfied. The challenge was to avoid making him look like Vin Deisel.