Thursday, June 13, 2013
TONED PAPER PORTRAIT
I just added a bit more to this, finishing with the white charcoal for the highlighted areas. (This is more true to the color of the warm toned paper from Strathmore I'm using - it comes in a nice sketchbook which has perforated edges on the left side so if you do something you want to hang or show, you can tear it out easily.)
This is what I'm doing in between drawing squares and rectangles :)
Here's my set-up in my art room (a bit crowded because it's a small room) with the easel and a backing board and then the plexiglass over that. I draw on the plexi, making adjustments as necessary (I'm already getting better at sight-seeing the shape and drawing it the right size width and height on the plexi), using a Caran d'Ache crayon which wipes right off.
I am about to progress from squares and rectangles to other shapes like peaches, vases, etc.
We had some strong storms come through early this morning and looks like another round is on its way...
Posted by RH Carpenter