Session #138, Work #139

 

The Drawing

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For some reason I really liked all of the black eyes looking at me, even in the reflection. I was vaguely reminded of old 80’s movies where toys would come alive and terrorize people.

Very fun drawing, I really wanted to try and capture the different textures here, I didn’t do so well though, I was rushing a bit even though I spent over two hours on the drawing.

 

The Setup

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I know I have said it before but I love my current quick sketch setup. I need to do a post on my materials one day.

 

Progression

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The most important part is the beginning and getting all the measurements correct. I used an “F” graphite pencil here to put down some very light lines. Then I go over the drawing again and refine it with a “2B” graphite pencil that way once I put a wash on it I can still see the lines well.

 

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After working on the drawing for a while with a few washes of lamp black Holbein watercolor.

 

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Close to the end, after the water color I love working back into it and working on edges with more graphite. Bad picture here, at least the subject is in focus.