Monday, March 18, 2013

Charcoal Sketch - Japanese Woman

Charcoal and "White Charcoal" Pencils on Gray Paper
Here's another sketch from a past drawing session. I often set up with the light angled so it illuminates only a few small areas of the model's face visible from my point of view. Most of the model is in shadow, but the contrast of the illuminated planes, set as they are around the eyes and other facial features, carry the weight of the drawing's interest.

When drawing with a set-up like this it's helpful to wear a hat with a good brim to keep the light source from shining directly into your eyes. A baseball cap works for me!

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