After yesterdays poor performance I was determined to really make a good effort today, so I started back into the castle, but after an hour I was loosing interest.

Determined to go as long as I could tonight on this drawing I sat down and began to really focus hard on this drawing trying to get the value and everything as correct as possible. About an hour into the drawing though I really began to loose interest in the subject, it just became very tedious. I was mostly done with the drawing anyway so I put on the finishing touches and decided that I was going to hit another subject before I was done for the night. That will be the next post.

The Drawing

41513a

The Setup

41513a-setup

My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color

Drawing

41513a-drawing

How can I improve the drawing

The drawing turned out pretty close for such a small subject. I was really focusing hard on the bottom half of the castle and I re-drew a couple areas more that once to get them correct. Mostly I was constantly adjusting values.

Value

41513a-value

How can I improve the values?

The charcoal is so light that a lot of the time I ended up wiping too much off and having to put it back. It seems like I went a bit too dark in some of these values, but I think that the relative values are good.

The more I look at this drawing the more I think that I need less detail. Again this come back too the other issue I have of being able to describe forms simply but accurately.

Details

  • Session: 80
  • Work: 67
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 10"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1.25
  • Creative Time:

Categories

Drawing

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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."