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!


R. Delight said...

I forgot to thank you all for the comments on the last post! It has been a bit hectic lately but I do appreciate them and look forward to catching up on my blog reading soon. -Renee

Life Looms Large said...

Congrats on the house!! Ugh to the moving, cleaning, cataloging part of things...but it will all be worth it when you are all the way in.

I love the pine cone in this drawing. You did a great job with it. I would never have noticed that the handle is too straight up and down, but once you mentioned it I think I can see what you're talking about.

I was looking through a notebook of shadow weave samples this afternoon and trying to see the values. I have trouble with that, so it's hard to imagine drawing with just 5 values. (OK, it's hard for me to imagine drawing at all!)

I know the feeling of being behind with blogs!!


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