Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Using graphite and charcoal together.

One of my teachers (Richard Morris who's listed in my blog list) recently told some of us that he did a drawing in charcoal and graphite. I thought this wasn't possible but then I realized what he was doing. He was rendering with charcoal in the shadows and graphite in the lights. That way none of his values in his light patterns could ever get as dark as anything in his shadow patterns. When he was done you couldn't tell where one medium started and the other one stopped. It was a brilliant drawing!

So I tried it out as an experiment. Using a form modeling exercise that one of our other teachers showed us how to do. Basically modeling value patterns on round shapes.
Very interesting.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Alien general.

This is a study for the last project I did in my painting for illustration class.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dwarf with axe.

Finally got this sketch scanned in. What a hassel!!!

Oh well enough griping.

Truth be told I think his left foot needed to be darker.