Friday, 15 June 2007

Male nude

Using an 8B pure graphite stick, I rendered these using only tones, working from photos I took recently.

Choosing a starting point I working my way round the figure, accentuating shadow in one place, leaving bare paper in others. It's nice to work in a medium I'm familiar with, but in a new way; tonally rather than 'drawing lines'.

I drew on cheap watercolour paper as it has a good 'tooth' to pick up the graphite, and it allowed fair amount of re-working before the surface texture flattened.

Yes, I think I am happy with these and, as usual, I now want to work these figures on a larger scale.


Lisa said...

Yep, I think you are really onto something with these. Go bigger!

Melanie Rimmer said...

It's great that you're creating again. I'm interested to see what wil happen when you go bigger with these.

Bill of Ballaugh said...

Re bigger - ditto -Dad

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