Charcoal Studies on Newsprint
Just a few quick charcoal studies on newsprint. I cover a few various subjects and different techniques for the charcoal but it fulfills the point of charcoal studies on newsprint.
Arm Focus Crosshatch in Charcoal
Here I wanted to do a fairly quick study focusing on the triceps and forearm. This was done in my 8×10 sketchbook and It’s only about five to ten-minute study. I often do many of these studies in my sketchbook to try to better understand the anatomy with every study.
Bust Focus Charcoal Studies
This was a very interesting model and I’ve drawn him a few times now. He is a young model in his early twenties named Julius. He’s always got some pretty outrageous hair that’s a challenge but always fun to draw at the same time. This was actually a full study but I focused most of my attention on the face, torso, and delts.
Neck Focus in Charcoal
This was a very quick study in which there were only about twenty minutes to draw the whole model so I got some proportions down that I was happy, I spent about ten minutes on that. After the first ten, I then spent the remainder of the time rendering the neck. The camera took the photo a bit light but I think the idea is still shown.
Another quick study but there was a half hour for this. Yeah, I know, I’m slow at drawing. I got some overall proportions completed and then decided to focus on the deltoids and how it moves into the upper arm and the back. I could see the overlap between the deltoids and the acromion process.
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