This is the second largest note in Kenya after 1000 shilling note. The drawing took me approximately 4 hrs and 98% of the time was spent on just the details. I believe that for one to achieve great realism in hyper realistic or photo realistic drawings, one should pay a lot of attention on the details no matter how tiny they are, also light and shadow is quite an important factor. Knowing where your light is coming from helps a lot in creating realistic drawings. It helps one put the light and shadows in the right place and also lighten up small details like on the 500 shilling note, you can see how those small folds are standing out….
Contrast too is an important factor that many realistic artists don’t put much focus on, this can be achieved by mixing colored pencils with markers or paints to increase the contrasts because i believe they have a very high contrast.
Watch me draw that 500 shilling note on my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyluJ2rc1eI and let me know what you think on the comments.
Thank you see you soon!!!!