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Fine Charcoal Figure Drawings
As you should know. Figure drawing is a vital part of both developing yourself as an artist and building a portfolio. Recently I has been picking up some Fine Charcoal and a Gum Eraser and drawing at least twice a week. These drawings of course are unfinished pieces which is why I have placed them here in the Figure Section of the Sketching Menu. Doing drawings like these make sure I pace myself. For the most part they have all ben done with a live model posing somewhere between 2 and 5 minutes.
Miscelanous Mixed Mediums
This collection of different works was borrowed from a website I made in 1995-1996. Most of the pictures were drawn freehand using either pen or number 2 pencils. As you can tell these drawings are a lower quality then the rest of the site. The reason for this is because when I was 18 my portfolio was stolen. It was a great upset for me because I lost all record of my previous work. Besides one or two pieces here and there, the only thing I have to show before I was 18 are these low resolution pictures which were all done when I was somewhere between twelve and fifteen years old. I like these drawings because even though when I look back at them now I don't think they are very good but they show my progress over the last ten years. Others have told me they are helpful for them to look at because they allow people that don't have an equal skill level to see where to begin. They also show a glimps of the future and how I began modeling my own style and perfected my shading techniques.
Information on Animal Drawings
As you should know, Figure Drawing is a vital part of both developing yourself as an artist and building a portfolio. I have found importance in drawing animals as well as people. I tend to use any medium that I can get my hands on for these drawings, using mostly pencil or pen. Every Saturday for a couple months I have near by stables, parks, and zoos to draw at. I try to draw as many gestures as I can in a given time.These unfinished gestures have been placed here in the Animal Section of the Sketching Menu. I try to treat this excersize as a weigh of practicing weight, balance, and movement. It is important to keep your drawing not only good but quick. I also try to draw from real life as often as possible.
Compressed Charcoal Scenes
This is a collection of sketches and excersizes that I was producing while taking a Technical Drawing class at Cogswell Polytechnical College. The class was taught from an illustration stand point. By that I mean that most of the work that came out of it was intended to look like a shot that you might see in a 2d animated film. We as a class were asked to build the set that the characters would move in and out of in a perticular scene. Given only the type of angle on the camera and the genra of movie, it allowed each individual artist to bring their style to the project. These are the pictures I completed and are drawn freehand with either charcoal or a number 2 pencil.
I think this is an important excersize for any artist because it really causes you to think about the different steps a person takes when thinking about drawing realistic things. First construction of objects, then shade and shadow, and finally the details. As a class we were given a scenerio on what the assignment would be (Pirate Ship, Ruins, Space Station) and what kind of shot was required. (3/4, high angle, low angle) For the most part we were allowed to create anything we wanted as long as we made it believable. A little know how and a lot of poetic license made these drawings possible. I think that excersizes like these allow an artist to show their ability to represent perspective in a 2d medium, which is a skill that takes practice to master.
Water Color and Oil Painting