Thursday, December 10, 2009
I don't know what it is about this one that I like so much, but I thought I'd post it. When I draw the initial sketch and lay the ground, I almost lose the drawing underneath. Then I erase the lightest values and add the darkest values with a darker conte. This is the way the drawing usually looks after doing this, just before I work on the midtones. At this point the drawing has the most contrast. As I work on the midtones the drawing can lose some of its impact because sometimes I overwork the midtones and it weakens the drawing. That said, I wish I had enough time to finish it. Feel free to comment.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I'm working on a new still life that "features" two pears. I've been playing around with different arrangements and compositions but nothing looks right so far. Here is one of the rough drafts seems to work OK. Feel free to comment or criticize.