Wednesday, March 24, 2010

exercise in cast bust drawing


Cast Bust exercise by Sandra Galda
18"x24" approx. charcoal on Canson paper

Above is the end product of an exercise in cast bust drawing. On the top is the drawing before I took it home to spray. Below is the drawing under better lighting and after some adjustments after a little too much wind on the thing on the way home! Charcoal is a messy medium to work with. I will start another cast bust soon. The exercise of getting an image relationally accurate in your drawing helps you to SEE better. Below is the set up at the studio, so you can see how I must work from a distance, then walk up to the paper and draw what I see, then repeat the process...over and over again.

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Jeremy Elder said...

Nice job Sandra - the values are very well defined. As for charcoal, I still can't figure out if I make more of a mess with thatl or oil paints!

Shirley Peters said...

I love this. It is very well done.

Gwen Bell said...

Great drawing, Sandra. The features are well balanced that the shadows strong. I can feel the heaviness of the marble. Very nice!

Karen Bruson said...

Wow. It came out great.