Sunday, April 08, 2012

Nude Sketches

Here are a few nude sketches I just finished up. The first is  charcoal sketch, the woman on the sofa was sketched with a Faber-Castel Pitt Oil pencil. The other two are graphite pencil sketches. The idea with these sketches is to complete them in under ten minutes. You get as far as you can and you stop. This exercise helps you look at a few different things about your technique. Firstly, it shows you your pattern or what you work on and in what order. Secondly, it forces you to make choices about what to include in your composition. For instance, are you showing enough to make your drawing make sense? Lastly, and certainly not finally, it shows you what you're leaving out. For instance you may favor line work over texture or shading.

Faber-Castel Pitt Oil Pencil on 93 lb Acid Free Paper

Charcoal Pencil on Strathmore 64 lb Charcoal Paper
Graphite Pencil on Super Deluxe Sketch Paper
Graphite Pencil on Super Deluxe Sketch Paper

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