Last figure from this latest batch of colored pencil figures that I’ve been posting. This one was done with a henna colored pencil on pearl paper with white for the highlights.
Here is another figure drawing done in burnt sienna colored pencil, with white and cream for the highlights. I also worked in some henna colored pencil where the light comes out of shadow to give the figure some life. It looked pretty lifeless with just burnt sienna.
Henna and white colored pencil on pearl paper. The henna colored pencil is a lot more pink than you might expect.
Drew from a model in class for a few days using colored pencil. We started out sketching the figure in graphite first, then we went over the drawing lightly with a dark colored pencil. The graphite was then erased and we proceeded to render the figure with both a dark and light colored pencil.
Here are the final figure drawings from this semester’s figure drawing class. I do like these two drawings because I was finally comfortable doing something a little different. I went back to conte for these last drawings because I have really enjoyed the range of values that I am able to get with a conte Read more about Last Batch of Figure Drawings For A While[…]
Typically when you set out to draw something, you draw with a relatively short utensil, using your dominant hand. This is how everyone learns to draw, and it is what is most comfortable. But for these drawings we weren’t supposed to be comfortable. No, we were supposed to struggle and loosen up and flounder about Read more about Uncomfortably Drawing the Figure[…]
Here is another batch of figure drawings from this semesters figure drawing class. The first few drawings in this lengthy post are done in pencil. I hadn’t used much pencil in this class before the midterm, and so I wanted to make sure that I got enough practice with pencil in before the semester ended. Read more about Drawing the figure with pencil and charcoal[…]
We had less time than usual to draw each of these drawings, so they are all a little more gestural. I however, do not mind this. It is easy to get caught up in the details when given too much time to complete a drawing. The one above is probably my favorite out of this Read more about Oh hey, more figure drawing.[…]
Warning: This post contains drawings of nude figure models for academic purposes. More figure drawing. One of them is more vine charcoal on warm gray paper, and the other is conte pencil on cool gray paper. The thing I like best about the latter, is that we drew the same figure, in the same pose, Read more about More Figure drawing. This time conte pencils are awesome[…]
Warning: This post contains drawings of nude models for academic purposes. I have been cranking out work lately. I guess that makes sense when I am enrolled in more studio classes at once than ever before. The class that turns out finished drawings most rapidly is figure drawing, because for 3 hours, twice a week, Read more about Drawing the Figure.[…]
Warning–this post contains pencil sketches of nude figures for education purposes. After five sessions, my Illustration class has concluded its unit on drawing directly from the figure. Prior to drawing from a model, we learned from a model skeleton about the correct proportions of the human body. We were given bony points to look for Read more about Drawing from the Figure[…]