Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Life Drawing in Charcoal


Kerry, A3, Charcoal and compressed charcoal, 90 minute study

The first life drawing in years.

I worked in charcoal because it's so fluid and a brush of the hand erases and allows you to move elements around, lay down blocks of tone and push-pull until it's something like. It's done on grey pastel paper.

I could have used white - or better cream, which I didn't have with me - for the highlights but decided not to. Next time I may work on a warm cream paper.

It's a drop in session and I'm definitely going again.

Life drawing is such good practice for observation. There's no hiding anything lazy or wrong. There's definite room for improvement but practice practice practice ......

1 comment:

Spiritartartist said...

Nice sketches!