Monday, November 14, 2011

figuresketch 37

Live figure drawing
Pastel on paper w/digital touchup afterward
2 hours

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

figure sketch 36 w/value experiment

Live figure drawing enhanced with straight black/white/gray in photoshop in order to punch up the values.  I know I'm weak in establishing good values in my drawings.  In painting, I rely on color a lot and I know what I make often looks flat.  So, might as well start facing it head on.
Looking at it now, I think I over rendered the face too much.

Photoshop - adding values
About an hour

Line art from life model
A little over an hour.
SCC 11/7/11

Monday, November 7, 2011

figuresketch 35

Live figure drawing
A little over an hour
I did a second drawing as well.  I'm going to experiment with it in photoshop before I post it though.

Friday, November 4, 2011

technique experiment - attempt 2

More technique experimentation.
This time I used a photo reference to start. 
Model and photographer of reference used is RoxAnne Sierra

Completed Step

Step 3

Step 2
Ink wash is definately a weak point for me -
It ties into my problems with contrast.

Step 1
Basic sketch - done quickly since I'm just going to screw it up with ink anyway

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Technique Experiment

Just an experiment with multimedia - just a standard image to practice with.
One of the things I learn by documenting my progression through an image is where I lose things as I work on something.  For instance, looking at it now, I notice that as I progressed, the small gesture of the arms got flattened or stiffened, then lost altogether.  Nothing to stress over for this piece since the technique is what it's about, but something to keep in mind in the future.

  Final - Digital touched up.

Step 3 -Quick Conte, Chalk & gouche mess over the ink

Step 2 - Horribly messy ink - used permenant ink (boo) and it all got out of control fast, but oh well

Step 1 -The inital quick pencil sketch to start