Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Conte drawing

A charcoal drawing out of my sketchbook. Even though I use the same type of hard charcoal as my figure drawings I have a lot more control in my sketchbook (it seems). It is Conte which is hard difficult to use because it doesn't erase easily. But I have been able to get good tight flowing lines by using the side of the stick, see the hair.

17 comments:

Tom Scholes said...

Awesome dave.

Dave McClellan said...

I really like that one. And the fact that you did it with Conte makes it that much more impressive.

galvinator said...

The eraser line effect is superb. Every time anyone visits here they're leavin with a new technique to play with. Great stuff!

Concept Hunter said...

One of my favorites. How much are you asking? Seriously.

-Hunter

Jeremy Elder said...

I am enjoying your stuff - I can't wait to see you next post.

don pablo said...

hello david your drawings always incredible!

a greeting

marctaro said...

You know, it's just never occurred to me to use conte on small format work - great job on the shadowy face!
~m

yrgane said...

sooooooo great !!!!

Anders said...

waow, there is smthing very strong with her face, this is just beautiful.
bravo!
(and I also dig the funny sketch below!)

Frasier Olivier said...

Great...

Adam Ford said...

You are far braver that me to use the conte. Thumbs up on that and the great drawing!

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Great one, I love the textures and the strenght of the line. Conte pencil is hard to use, but it was what our old art professor asked us to use 12 years ago, to avoid students erasing lines and to teach them how to work. And it works.

Mark Behm said...

Nice work Dave. What size is your sketchbook?!

TeuFel said...

I love all your stuff in general but this piece has something that makes me like it even more I don´t what it is but I really digg it, keep it up!

Igor Busquets said...

I love this one! I made a study after this drawing in my sketchbook, it's here:
http://www.sitedoigor.com/2008/08/estudando-david-malan.html

I suck, I know, I'm still learning but having fun with it. I want to tell you that I admire your art and you inspire me to be a better artist myself.

Anonymous said...

The drawing evokes to me there is an innocence about her yet her face seems to reveal that she has a secret. Executed superbly. Great depth and textures.

executeyk said...

This is breathtaking