Sunday, 21 August 2011

tonal practice..(mark 1)

After practice of the line drawings I decided to try a tonal pencil drawing using a 2b, 6b and 9b.... something I haven't done for a number of years now...I find this process quite tight, but it does have a wow factor if you can get it right... this isn't bad for my first attempt for a while, so I intend on practising some more, till the form is 100% .. I think I need stronger lighting to give a sense of depth and to make it easier to practice the tonal differences...
I do enjoy the challenge of drawing still life.

Can you be too handsy?

I haven't drawn for a while, so I wanted to practice my line drawing, this is what happened...

these are the first five simple doodles I did,
In order to be less precious about the line and get back to grips with my hand/eye coordination, I didn't correct the mistakes I made, and tried to use strong marks to produce a confident result.

I think there is a strong development already, in just five drawings worth of practice, the image at the bottom was the first I did... ( they go up in consecutive order) the proportions are out, but there is a good sense of form. The drawings towards the top are clearly better proportioned, ad there is a much better use of line, the marks suggest solidarity and character.