Monday, August 29, 2011

*fig. 52

I got a bit of push back last time I said this but think that in my opinion this is my best figure drawing to date. That is not to say it is the one you would want to hang on the wall but to me it is the furthest along the path to where I want to get with my figure drawings. I think the proportions are accurate and a good range of shading but also an appropriate line vs. chiaroscuro balance.

This was a 2 hour drawing which unfortunately ended about 10 minutes earlier then I was pacing myself toward. So the lower legs aren't as polished as I would have liked. Again using Nu pastel and Conte but I got myself a medium gray shade of Nu pastel instead of the Bottle green or Cordovan I typically use. It is less workable, harder to erase but I like the look the Conte/Pastel transition is also smoother.

7 comments:

M.A. said...

This drawing is made of awesome!

ketosis said...

i think it's perfect as it is.
i don't like pictures that look "all polished" to the final point, if that makes sense.. in this one you have at least a little left to your own imagination.
and it kind of bonds the figure with the background as well.

i'd like to have something like this in my sketchbook.. maybe i'll be as good as you with a few more years practise ;)

Fitzzz said...

Great job on this sketch, nice highlights. I like the new colours.

Toby K said...

I love it! Excellent work!

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kencoogan said...

Beautiful drawing.