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    Hi,

    Just wanted to get your guys opinion on this charcoal drawing of a female model I did for a figure drawing class. Anything I should focus on when sketching again? Where can I improve?

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    i dunno how to do it with charcoal but the edges are soft and thick all around and that makes the piece look kinda flat

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    The body only has outlines when the light comes from the front, and even then they aren't really outlines but just shadows. In your drawing the light is coming from the right and there's also a bit coming from the left. There shouldn't be any outlines. If you want to avoid this, you may want to try drawing the background just as dark as the outlines are.

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    Like the others said above the contour lines on the figure make it look very 2-dimensional. Making the background darker around the figure will make those lines fade away.

    I also don't think there is a wide enough value range on your figure- it looks rather grey. There should definitely be some darker areas where the figure meets the surface and lighter areas where light hits the body (such as the shoulder for instance). And don't skip the hands! You have to do those too!!

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    Hands.... Nooooo!!! Just kidding. The main reason I left out the hand is because the drapery was covering it during the session. I'l definitely make sure to focus on that for my next drawing.

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    Did you work on white paper? If so get a rubber out and start adding highlights and thinning out that black outline x

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