Determined to go as long as I could tonight on this drawing I sat down and began to really focus hard on this drawing trying to get the value and everything as correct as possible. About an hour into the drawing though I really began to loose interest in the subject, it just became very tedious. I was mostly done with the drawing anyway so I put on the finishing touches and decided that I was going to hit another subject before I was done for the night. That will be the next post.
My hierarchy of painting importance
How can I improve the drawing
The drawing turned out pretty close for such a small subject. I was really focusing hard on the bottom half of the castle and I re-drew a couple areas more that once to get them correct. Mostly I was constantly adjusting values.
How can I improve the values?
The charcoal is so light that a lot of the time I ended up wiping too much off and having to put it back. It seems like I went a bit too dark in some of these values, but I think that the relative values are good.
The more I look at this drawing the more I think that I need less detail. Again this come back too the other issue I have of being able to describe forms simply but accurately.