Tuesday, 23 June 2009

22nd June 2009

I thought I wouldn't have anything to post they were all feeble but the last two weren't so bad.

Monday, 15 June 2009

15th June 2009: Tonal studies

Some more studies using the same ideas as the Robert Barrett.

The second one has a few too many squiggles, need to simplify.

Monday, 8 June 2009

8th June 2009: Copies of other drawings

Someone suggested copying master drawings rather than photos since they you are learning how to draw rather than using your current skills to copy a photo.

First a Robert Barrett, working with charcoal smudged in to give a mid tone and then add charcoal for the darks and using a putty rubber for the highlights.

Second a Henry Yan, was going OK until I switched from charcoal to compressed charcoal. Need to work out how not to get in a mess.

I think although the proportions were off I was happy with these. In particular both techniques give a wider range of tones than what I was previously doing.

Monday, 1 June 2009

1st June 2009 : Wonky

First some wonky structure drawings:

Then some wonky portraits:

Finally some hand studies (not so wonky)