Friday, December 20, 2013

Sketch A Day #2 - Female Head on Toned Paper

working on freeing myself from the same materials i've always used, so moving to do some sketches on toned paper, and using that as a midtone, is just one way to do it.

also using white and black charcoal pencils to work against the grain of the paper. Should be interesting. Could be terrible. You'll have to let me know. My critical filter will be up, probably higher than yours.

A female head, study in contrasts, not bad, not great. Page 1 of this sketchbook.


Alex Sheikman said...

Well done! I always thought that 3/4 headshots are hard because of the nose bridge on the far side and the mouth. You did a great job. Did you have a model sitting for you or is this done without any reference?

Nice use of white charcoal!

inkdestroyedmybrush said...

done with reference, isolating a model's face from a figure study. Still think that i have a tendency to go too much room from the tip of the nose to the eyes. thanks. I'll get better with utilizing the white as i go i think, hitting the highlights on the figure rather than just the edge. thanks!