Vine Charcoal on Newsprint and Bond.
Cool thing about this charcoal is the tonal range you can get by manipulating the marks.
It does not stick to the newsprint very well so I tried conté and then changed paper on the profile.
Charcoal is very dynamic but hard to control. This is soft 7/16 willow and highlighted with kneaded eraser.
11×14″Oil on Canvas 2Hr Figure Sketch.
The last few weeks at the Tuesday Art League I have been trying to paint oil portraits in 2 hours. That is an intense experience. I ran into a colleague on the street who said he was also at last weeks class. I was so busy, desperately trying to make the painting work that I didn’t even remember him, or say hello. In fact, I did not say hello to anyone or look at anyone else’s work.
Last night I just brought my charcoal and pad and I finished this sketch early and went around to share some coffee and a few jokes with my fellow artists.
Remember Rule #62.
Oil on canvas 10×12. 2 hours.
My friend Al, a decorated Vietnam War Vet wore his full dress uniform and modeled for us at the Art League.
Some tonal studies grouped together.