Sunday, September 16, 2018

Male portrait nude upper body pastel drawing


I tend to start these pastels lightly with vine charcoal first just to establish the placement and the 'bare bones' of the drawing, then I generalize the shapes and values at the same time, usually from large to small shapes, with color corrections throughout the process.

6x9 pastel on Strathmore paper
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

lollipop candy painting original still life

Female model portrait charcoal drawing


Back to charcoal for the day, I always go back to this medium since I find it essential, also I went to the local Blick store today to try to find some really precise erasers for charcoal and all I found were some graphite ones, so all the erasure was done with a kneaded one, charcoals are vine, willow and compressed charcoal pencils, various shades.

5x4 charcoal on Strathmore paper
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