Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Some Charcoal Figure Drawings
These charcoal drawings, except for the portrait in the upper left, were done on18"x24" white paper. All were drawn from life. The portrait was drawn in NYC; the remainder in Mary Yanish's drawing class at ACAN, in 2007.
For all of these, I took charcoal dust, which I made by rubbing a piece of charcoal on a sandpaper block, and smeared it into blank paper. Then I drew with a stick or pencil of charcoal (or both). Then I used an eraser to draw light areas on the first two drawings, as well as the last.
P.S. I'm going to listen to myself (see comments) and drag myself and my paper and board out of the house and out to some uninstructed workshop with a live model as soon as possible. Though it's messy and often frustrating, this kind of drawing is just too much fun to give up.