Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday Drawings

I find it helpful to experiment with materials and approach on occasion just to keep from getting in a rut. I normally just work with charcoal pencil to do the entire drawing so I decided to also work with vine charcoal for the demo in this weeks portrait class. I started much looser with the lay-in knowing that I would be able to move things around in the early stages of the drawing. One of my goals in using the vine was to get a more painterly look. As the drawing progressed I started using the pencil to tighten up some of the details.

Another drawing from later in the day. This one also started looser and tightened up in the end. Much more than I had planned.