I decided this week to use charcoal for my first A2 (16″x23″) composition. I really like working in charcoal it’s great for working on large pieces and it’s really messy and fun!
For my mid tone I decided to use sandpaper to grate the charcoal against and then used a soft cloth and gently rubbed the charcoal into the paper. I then used charcoal sticks and charcoal pencils. I lifted out some of the charcoal with my putty rubber to create the highlights.
I have posted my drawing under the Charcoal Drawings tab.
This is the first day of the start of our project weeks. The criteria for the project is to use small objects (I’ve chosen buttons), do a drawing/painting maximum size of A5 (5″x7″) and then do another drawing/painting minimum size of A2 (16″x23″).
I spent today working out the composition for my graphite drawing. I have decided I’m going to use A6 (4″x6″) paper and do a life-size drawing in graphite.
I’ll post it under the Graphite Drawings tab once I’ve completed it.