a reply to: Kandinsky
a reply to: Brotherman
Okay folks, here are the two that I mentioned earlier. The paper wasn't newsprint, it was butcher-type paper. Like you, Brotherman, these were just
experiments, and we didn't pursue the medium any farther than that in class, nor did I like it very much (I do, however, like how your black conte
crayon drawing look, so maybe I need to revisit it in black).
Anyhoo, disregard proportion and whatnot--these were both drawn in one class period (about 2 hours) from a live model, so they were a little rushed
(but that was part of the assignment).
And since you (Brotherman) are using white on black, I figured I'd show you this one that I did in my Drawing I class--it was a lesson in drawing in
the negative. We colored the entire paper (Reeves BFK...very nice paper) completely in black charcoal, then had to do the drawing with an eraser,
removing as we went. We were allowed to go in and touch up some of the edges with a charcoal pencil at the end, but all of the shading values had to
be achieved with the eraser.
Ignore the reflections...this one is on my wall in the living room in a frame.
The main things that I notice in your white-conte drawings is that you seem to rely too much on a harsh, bright white line where one wouldn't be in
real life. Of course, I'm not sure what effect you are after, so that may be your goal, but the one with the open mouth and the teeth almost has a
neon-lights look to it because of the very heavy white outlines. Maybe if you soften some of that up a bit, it would work a tad better for you.
But just experiment and keep at it (if you want to), and I'm sure you'll figure it out. You obviously have the whole "drawing thing" figured out, so
it's just honing your technique. You'll get there.
ETA: I didn't notice the last post of yours with the progress on the (I assume) vampire drawing. It's much less neon-esque now. I think you'll get it
all figured out without much trouble.
edit on 6-4-2016 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)