Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Charcoal Studies Continued
I am a bit late with this post. We signed a rental agreement on Saturday and have spent the weekend scrubbing down the house and moving our stuff in. We aren't all the way in yet but hope to be by next weekend. The house has a lot of potential but has been sadly neglected and there is a lot of damage I have had to catalog and take pictures of.
So, this week we are working on a longer charcoal study with full range of tones. This drawing is from last week. It is a simple set up but was a bit tricky to draw. The pine cone took a lot of time. The handle on the jug is just a little too straight up and down but overall I am pleased. You can see the 5-tonal reference I drew in on the lower right corner. Every shape on the page has to match one of those tones.
We also had a change in our construction drawing session. We are moving on to organic forms. We had a cast of a face section to draw. I will try to get another post in or put it on the regular post to show it. Don't get your expectations up too high. It doesn't look like much!
This post is a bit short as we are still working on the house. I will be up to full speed again soon. Having the house will allow me to spend more time drawing on my own. I should see improvement with more time under my belt!