Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Step by step of "John"

I am including a step by step of the charcoal drawing "John".

I began by covering the surface of the paper with charcoal dust followed by a dusting of acetone.
I then began to work into the mid tones erasing for the lights and adding charcoal for the darks.
In this stage I focused more on composition by removing the surrounding charcoal with a paper towel.
The dark values were added with a round paint brush dipped in acetone and powdered charcoal and then applying it to the paper.
Finished stage "John". The paper used is Strathmore 400 3-ply smooth.

3 comments:

  1. wonderful portrait casey. Im a big fan of your work.Its very inspiring. Lots of really nice shapes and variety in your work. Keep up the great work!!

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  2. Why Acetone? Isn't it very toxic? Is there an alternative

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  3. Hi Casey, I love your portraits! What kind of paper do you use? Regards!

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