September 28, 2011

Charcoal demo

My head drawing class starts next week and for those of you further out I have a video demo coming soon. Otherwise here's a step by step charcoal drawing for you to have a look at:





I've darkened the line drawing significantly here so you can see it, the original is very light. There's a little bit of red prismacolor lay in then a Ritmo B charcoal pencil.


Lay in with a compressed charcoal stick.


Half tones blended in. This is all done with my fingers guys, it's not a pretty process but it's the way I like it.



Finishing with compressed charcoal, a Pitt Charcoal pencil for details and a kneaded eraser for highlights.
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September 21, 2011

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A background painting for "The Road to El Dorado", 1998. Acrylic on Crescent illustration board, 16"x 18".
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September 15, 2011

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Painted for "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron". Acrylic and digital.
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September 08, 2011

Portrait drawing 10 week course begins Oct 4

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My 10 week head drawing course is coming up beginning Tuesday night, October 4. Come on down and join us if you can, we'll learn how to construct and compose a portrait from start to finish and have a good time doing it. To enroll contact LAAFA.org, phone (877) MY-LAAFA
The piece shown here is 16"x 22", compressed charcoal and white nupastel on Crescent T-V bristol paper.

September 01, 2011