Sunday, April 18, 2010

Catching some rays

Charcoal on newsprint

This woman was lying in the sun. (In case you thought the drawing was crooked.) Drawings that are light and ghosty like this one were done kind of quickly, and are not anywhere near finished. The most benefit in a practice drawing is gained in the first stage. Spacing and placing, laying in the proportions and shapes.

Claire's mother -- practice sketch

Top - Charcoal on newsprint
Bottom - Charcoal on bristol (heavy drawing paper)

This is a sketch (top) of the same subject I recently posted. It's kind of interesting to compare the two.