Sunday, 29 May 2016

vine charcoal/charcoal pencil

About 2 and a half hours

vine charcoal and charcoal medium. A reasonable attempt. Some areas work really well others not so much. From photoref.


Sunday, 22 May 2016

TOOLS

A fellow artist asked me for a list of my working tools. I thought id post this here.




TIMER
SWANN MORTON BLADE
SANDING BLOCK
PAPER BLENDER STICKS

GENERALS CHARCOAL PENCILS (HB 4B)
VINE CHACOAL - SHARPENED AND UNSHARPENED
COMPRESSED CHARCOAL ( CONTE AND CHARKOAL BRICKS)
KNEADED ERASER

PAPER TYPES

STRATHMORE 300 SERIES NEWSPRINT
STRATHMORE 300 SERIES MEDIUM
STRATHMORE BRISTOL 500 SERIES VELLUM

Saturday, 21 May 2016

vine charcoal figure

Finally more of a full figure in vine charcoal and charcoal pencil

Vine charcoal works best when its not over worked. Much more practice is needed. Many more to come


Saturday, 14 May 2016

vine charcoal and charcoal pencil

Head vignette using vine charcoal and charcoal pencil technique (15 mins each. Using a medium tooth paper. I don't practice this technique very often so expect to see much more of this in the future. I find it a much more difficult technique than using newsprint and a charcoal pencil but can produce beautiful painterly results in the right hands. (henry yann  and zhaoming wu are masters of this technique)




Monday, 2 May 2016

life drawing from 1st may 2016

I had my 2nd class in my hometown. It was good to get the life drawing practice in.Im going to be starting to hire a model for personal life drawing sessions so i can take my life figure drawing to the next phase of my development.

this was the 45 minute drawing. Im happy that i got the full pose in as i usually vignette areas out. Especially difficult drawing areas. Although  i could have been more accurate in the drawing block in before applying values. Move on and learn from the mistakes.

And here is a link to the class post.   LINK