Sunday, April 10, 2011

More Charcoal Drawing

Wednesday, we started drawing more organic shapes - not just bricks. Here I sketched out a horse skull in charcoal. The values and their changes are more subtle than in the brick drawings we did the week before. My struggle in these drawings here was to let the drawing emerge in the right sequence. I found that I was trying to settle on values too quickly. I see a dark and I go for it, but later I discover I need to move that shape over a little to make the drawing work structurally. Watching Ron do it, he slowly (but quickly) builds the drawing and the values together at the same time. Here is a video from Wednesday's class where he describes how he does it.

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