Thursday, November 06, 2008

charcoal mess


A very messy figure drawing from night school. It's been okay and I enjoy the practice but I am ready to move on.

One tip If you are working with pastel or charcoal do your rubbing with the back of your hand and a paper towel. Rubbing with your fingers should be very limited because the oils seal the area making it nearly impossible to erase anywhere near the original paper color.

5 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

I had to figure that finger rubbing problem out the hard way. Knuckles definitely have less oil, but I seem to be able to rub with my pinkie if I was my hand right before, and sometimes while, drawing,

Tony Montano said...

Good tip... I never thought of that :) Love the simplified line work in this drawing!

Kyle Bice said...

Hog hair brush and/or make up sponges are good too.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful drawing!

Mark Behm said...

Great point, hard earned. Did my teachers leave this out on purpose? Doubtfull. Gotta try the makeup sponge now!