Venetian Red and White Pastel on Toned Canson Paper 9×12″
Fast lines or plane lines. These lines which escape the subject and go into the ground of the drawing do some interesting work for you.
I didn’t invent this technique, but I was not taught it either. I observed it in auto concept drawings. It seemed like it was a way to accentuate a gentle curve and also to establish a plane in a 2-D rendering. They work well in instances like this model’s hat, to help suggest it is foreshortened, round and flat. It also helps establish that the lines on a given curved surface represent an edge of an object.
Canson toned grey paper 9×12 and 2B Graphite Pencil Layout :25min, 1 sitting.
Rembrandt soft pastels over layout, 1:25 min, 3 sittings.
Scan and Digital touch up with PS 5 , :45 min
At the Art League Tuesday Night 8-23-16
Sorry I have not posted in quite some time. I am still drawing but trying to run 4 different blogs gets to be too much. I need to consolidate somehow this summer.
Anyway here’s a few drawings from the past 2 weeks after getting back from a x-counrty motorcycle trip.
What I am shooting for is a look like the figure is emerging from shadow, as if emerging from tannic swamp water. No meaning just academic figure work rising from the depth.
This latest test is from a Sunday session with Rembrandt chalk pastels and conte black on toned Canson paper. Then in photoshop painting an oily wet brushy over the highlights and then burn tool the shadows about 70% opacity. I’m pretty happy with the results. I want to get a system going with real paint soon.
9×12″ Graphite and White prism on Canson toned paper
9×12 graphite and white prisma on Canson toned paper.
I have not been to a life drawing session in over 1 year. Thats a long time for me. I heard that Erin was modeling at Vinnie’s workshop at FSCJ so I packed up the kit and when I was done remembered why I do this. Because it’s just a fulfilling and productive activity. The people there are dedicated and great, the model Erin is beautiful and a real pro. These are my people. It does not matter that I can’t make a living at this, it brings me joy. I think I’ll go again next week.
This is about how far I can get in 15 minutes.
Graphite and prisma on tones Canson paper