Instead of doing a Bargue drawing tonight I decided to try something different. Nature provides an unlimited amount of subject matter, I just went to my balcony and picked one.

I tried painting a leaf a while ago, it was a large dried leaf and the painting turned out really bad. As charcoal is easier to manipulate I figured I could improve with this one.

A few weeks ago I used India ink and water to tone some Arches watercolor paper a nice grey. Unfortunately it was a big sheet of paper and I wasn’t used to toning, so it turned out with a lot of variation in value. The value variation was a bit organic so I felt it to be fitting considering my subject. It was also nice to get some good use in on the white chalk and figure out its properties a bit better.

The Drawing

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The Setup

52513-setup

Drawing comparison

52513-drawing

I’m not really sure if the drawing here is really that far off or if my camera is distorting the image.

Details

  • Session: 120
  • Work: 120
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • 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."