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    Evan Kitson- Drawings

    Hey all, I'm about to graduate from the New York Academy of Art, figured I'd start to post some of my work here, to keep me working and posting after I leave school-

    Here are some drawings I've done-

    Thanks for looking,
    Cheers-
    Evan

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    red pencil drawing of a skull from my France sketchbook-

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    "Still life" of a bat and a study of a plaster cast, forget which one it is.
    Both are graphite and wash on paper

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    Silverpoints-
    Portrait of Ulrica, silverpoint on prepped paper
    Skull, silverpoint on prepped paper

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    Anatomy studies of the shoulder seen from the back- what happens when a shoulder is raised. Graphite on paper

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    Beautiful works...

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    I love your shading - it's very realistic yet different than some I have seen great anatomy sketches too

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    What do you prep your paper with for the silverpoint? Keep up the drawings!

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    Hi all- Thank you for the kind words, they're much appreciated. =)

    cquinn- those two drawings were both done on gessoed paper, two or three coats of it.

    I have more work to show, but it's saying my posts need to be viewed and ok'd first. More work on the way soon =)

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    Thanks for the kind words guys

    cquinn- those drawings were done on two or three coats of gesso on heavy paper

    sketchbook studies:

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    really nice work, man. Your value range is really nice and you're getting some very rich shadows and effective contrasts. That seated girl second from the the top has some really intense light that looks great. Keep posting!

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    Great stuff, man, and thanks for stopping by my Richer thread. Your drawings are both beautiful and convincing in their expression of form. I think the plant study early on is especially really well observed and elegantly composed. I'd like to see more work like the "raised shoulder" study. That helped me a lot.

    Your studies in graphite such as the bat and the heads remind me of Barry Moser's illustrations for Dante's "Divine Comedy", work I haven't thought about in decades, but nevertheless exerted a strong influence on me at the time. The illos were very subtle wash drawings, but I see a similar joining of authority and elegance in the work you've posted here. I'm looking forward to more.

    "Three's so little room for error."--Elwell
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    Thanks N. D. Hill =)

    Cory Hinman, thanks for the kind words- I plan on doing more anatomy studies down the road in a few months. Cheers

    "Ashley", graphite on paper.

    The painting is an oil sketch of sorts I worked on while I was studying with Odd Nerdrum, self-portrait. Playing around with his palette and a bit of the technique.

    Thanks for looking =)

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    Head study in my sketchbook- Graphite

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    Another few sketches from the newer sketchbook-
    Short pose drawings in class and a skull that's missing the core of the face. Graphite + white

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    some silverpoint sketches from life, I call them sketches since they're much shorter drawings that I usually do with silverpoint- these are 30 min to an hour and a half.

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    some head studies in the sketchbook

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    sketchbook layout, beatles lyrics, dead bird master copy, and a classical style portrait.

    Munch's Deathmask, ink in my other sketchbook

    I hope to have some more finished drawings to show soon- hard at work.

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    You use light to setup a mood beautifully. Something about your drawings remind me of Daumier's, you might want to check him out, why because he has caught many moods and expressions using light pushing the viewer to complete the form . His work might be of interest to you. As I look through your drawing I see improvement you're adapting well. It was nice to visit here.

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    thanks mburrell

    cast drawing and a quick 15min sketch of a model posing.
    Should have lots more work to show soon

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    Skull, graphite on paper

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    New Drawings. All graphite on paper

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    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1333770493
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    I m digging these 2 the most in the latest ones. Obv not the most important questions to be asking but I curious as to what grades of graphite pencils you are using and what you use to blend.

    You ve gotten me wanting to give metal point a go btw. Something intriguing about drawing with metal imo.

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    Like your work!

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    Thanks, wenyirose.

    cquinn, thanks- I use 4b sometimes, but have been stopping at 2b, and using hb, 2h, and 6h. The brand of pencil matters a lot, as no brand is the same, one 2h isn't the same as another 2h from a different brand. To blend, I use a paper stump, and a rag. I also use water from time to time to mix up the mark making, and I make sure to erase quit often to build form back and forth.

    Here are some sketches

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    You have lovely tonal control. I particuularly like the guy with the glasses in the first post. I'd love to see more

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    Thanks, Karein.

    Some more sketches-

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    I do have to say, the way you shade, it is rather fantastic.

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    These drawings are freakin' beautiful!!!!!!

    Edit* No but seriously, amazing work.

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    Two new quick sketches in red pencil. I've collected a few ecorche heads that my classmates and I have sculpted at the New York Academy, and sometimes I draw them as a warm up.
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