October 25, 2017 at 3:32 pm #300127
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This is my second week drawing – i’m catching up! 😀October 25, 2017 at 4:04 pm #300133
Thanks ever so much for the advice Adriano @couto-ribeiro, let me try it:
I’m enjoying watching the week one critiques! Well done everyone!October 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm #300560
Ryan David RobinsonParticipant
Thank you @burtwattsatelier As far as the main difference between the primo’s and the conte is that the primo’s are a softer pencil. With the Primo’s I usually use the HB’s for most of the drawing and the B’s to blow in the darker darks and shadows. I highly recommend sticking with the Conte’s. Every pencil is a little different some B’s may operate like HB’s and some like 2B’s thats my only gripe with the conte pencils is the lack of consistency between pencils. I keep a variety for different stages in the drawing. Just use them until you get a really good feel for them and how they operate. I really enjoy the Wolf Carbon pencils for my figure drawing quick sketch work. I will use the 4B’s and 6B’s with those.October 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm #300563
Ryan David RobinsonParticipant
Great work everyone! Looking forward to the weeks to come. Always nice to get Erik’s perspective and approach to head drawing. I highly recommend Michael Hampton’s book “Figure Drawing Design and Invention” if you don’t already have it, as I see Erik really draws upon a lot of the info in that book. Probably one of the better books I’ve come across that really emphasizes gesture, structure,and anatomy, and really blends the concepts of Loomis, Hogarth, and Steve Huston’s approach to the figure and head. Great supplement to add to the Watts method.
Here is my drawing for week 2. Somewhere in the 2-3 hr. effort range.October 31, 2017 at 12:36 am #301271
Thanks @rrobinson01 for the conte tips! That’s interesting to know that the conte pencils are not consistent since I actually have only sharpened one of them and the rest are sitting unsharpened. I’ll try prepping a few more to see if they vary among the ones I have, I’ve been using B exclusively so far. I really need to get some sandpaper to make a longer taper so I can block in large swaths of tone.
October 31, 2017 at 3:56 pm #301401
Week 3. 2.5 hours.October 31, 2017 at 7:35 pm #301426
Here’s my week three image:
November 1, 2017 at 3:49 am #301466
Hi! Great work everyone!
Here’s my drawing from Week 3:
November 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm #301634
week 3 drawing: probably a couple hours in to it at this point. spent a lot of time on the initial layin since i struggle most in this area.November 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm #302443
timing 5 min warmups really helps pick up the pace. otherwise i’m super slow. really highlights the areas i’m deficient in as well. helps to figure out what i should use my time to work on with a little more focus.November 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm #302784
Good idea Cory! I timed my 5 min warmups and it definitely forced me to just make decisions and move on. Of course I also ran out of time =)
My final drawings also seem to end up at 90 minutes, I really struggled with this one, especially the eyes and finally just called it quits before I made too many holes in the paper from all the erasing I did this time.November 12, 2017 at 1:40 am #304323
This week’s drawing:November 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm #304613
Week 5 drawingNovember 13, 2017 at 9:42 pm #304705
CherylParticipantNovember 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm #304730
not sure how it got so off, but it did. no words..
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