Friday, February 12, 2010

Figure Drawing Part VII

This was about a 40 minute pose, charcoal pencil. Did some thumbnails before I got started. Learned some great shading tips from Karl Gnass that I will apply to future drawings. Didn't really get them into this one because it came at the end. I did some digital touch ups with this just to give it more of a contrasting value range because the photo (like all the others) is taken in bad lighting with my phone camera and then uploaded to my computer. One thing I really dislike is trying to draw eyes, lips and facial details with a charcoal pencil. No matter how sharp I make my tip I always end up making fat dark lines around the eyes! I'm trying for more then just value splotches, but charcoal line work is frustrating!

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