This is the last drawing for plate 3. It will be nice to move on to another plate, I only feel like I’m making progress when I complete a whole plate.

I have been toning the paper lately. Not prior to doing the drawing but after the initial stage of the drawing, before I put down my finishing lines I will rub charcoal over the paper darkening it a bit, softening the initial lines. It’s very similar to scraping a painting then working into it, the drawing is there and done, now the focus is on the surface.

The Drawing

52113b

The Setup

52113b-setup

Drawing Comparison

52113b-drawing

I worked fast on this one, I keep wanting to put in lines with flourish and command. Yet I fear my lack of accuracy. A few mistakes here, the worst of them is the top and left of the eye, considering this was right next to the major intersecting vertical and horizontal line that I placed at the beginning, it should be more accurate. I think the speed as to which I was working caused this.

Details

  • Session: 116
  • Work: 115
  • Width: 4"
  • Height: 7.5"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Bargue drawing in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."