Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Two More from the Portrait Sessions

10" x 14" Charcoal on Gray Paper.
Here's two more charcoal drawings from the Thursday night live portrait sessions in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The first one was done a couple weeks or so ago. It was drawn using my usual method for gray paper; charcoal pencil for the darks and "charcoal white" for the lights. 

9" x 12" Charcoal on Paper
The next drawing is the most recent. It's evidence that when you show up late for a drawing session, you end up doing a profile. That's because the other painters showed up on time and took all the good spots in front of the model, leaving only the side views for the tardy. 

This drawing was made by toning white paper with stick charcoal, then rendering the darks with a charcoal pencil and lifting out the lights with a kneaded eraser. "Charcoal white" was used only in highlights where the eraser couldn't get all of the charcoal out of the paper's grain.

For more about drawing sessions, go to "Labels" on the side bar and click on "sketching" or "drawing."

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