Friday, November 30, 2012

Taiwanese Woman

12" x 9" Charcoal Pencil on Paper
Our model for last night's drawing session was a cute Asian woman who's modeled for fashion photographers. Once again I wanted to keep things simple and focus on values. This sketch was made with charcoal pencils. A kneaded eraser was used to help bring out the light areas.

The charcoal pencils I use are various brands, lengths, and hardnesses, though I tend to favor the softer leads. They are "sharpened" with a pocket knife. I'm not too finesse about it. I'm also so stingy that sometimes I'll use a pencil for as long as I possibly can.

No sense in throwing away a perfectly good pencil!

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