I don't know if you are doing this yet, but you can use your finger, a bit of chamois, or a rolled up piece of paper to rub on the charcoal shadows to make them blend out smoothly. The graininess would no longer be there.
im really liking the progression of ur studies!
seems to be paying off the more u do
eyes, mouths, hands etc were all looking great, tricky part is compilating (if thats a word i think it is lol) all of them to make a proportionate face, which is something i have trouble with sometimes.
but keep at it.. on the right track
hope this somewat motivates u!!
Check out my SKETCHBOOK...looking for helpful advice!
thanks man! it always motivates when people see ur hard work is paying off
uir right about compilating( think its the right word) its hard! but i keep practicing
here i have a bnunch of different things:
a bunch of forest thumbnails: hope someone can see what it is^^
The charcoal nudes are definitely my favourite; there's a nice feeling to them. Just wondering how big you're working? I've always read that it's best to work big with charcoal though I could be wrong. I think you ought to be a bit bolder with your shadows a lot of the time, but other than that, there's a lot of nice work here so far. Keep up the life drawing and the portraits.
lots of improvement, alot of progress and lots of great studies.. this looks like your in the right direction I think maybe you need a bit more contrast in your values.. to get the form better read. good luck.
wow, i love feedback^^
Blaz: Thanks a lot, i need those thumbs ups, they inspire me and make me even more enthausiastic as before! i liked the charcoal as well, tonight its life drawing again, so im gonna try to make some better ones;P
Ghoulio: yo, welcome dutchie im gonna check ur sketchbook soon to see what drawing brought you so far!
Nolarc: thanks! i work kinda small at the moment, the charcoals are A4, but tonight im gonna try on A3 to see how that will come out! and about the shadows ur right, im kind of a pussy, afraid to mess stuff up when i shade too much, but looks like it shows, so i have to push myself more to go further with shading!
Uril: thanks for the nice words! and the kick in the butt i will take ur advice!
now the real work!
lets start with the inkted stuff i did. I discovered inking last week, and really like it: to be continued!
Last edited by ajvenema; December 11th, 2007 at 05:06 PM.