Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tinted charcoal

Bought some tinted charcoal. Interesting texture, as the name suggests more like charcoal than pastel or even conte (harder). They do blend more like pastels though and they lift more easily (for corrections or highlights). Need more practice but they're interesting.


Then a couple of blocked shapes. Practicing terminators and foreshortening (had problems with a foreshortened face in a painting so I need practice).



Monday, 15 February 2010


Too much work this week. Also, spent some time on a Wet canvas project on painting (a pastel). First a couple of structure ones, the first worked (partially) the second didn't.


Then a couple of the wet canvas subjects concentrating on tonal values.



This last one was also one of the Wetcanvas source photos. Although this was for a painting exercise the strong lighting and the pale model led to very little definition and a more linear figure. The model's physique and pose gives it a superhero (or rather heroine) appeal.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


More structure this week. Need to apply this to the life sessions.