Created by: paulo9tws
Project

Self portrait

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Charcoal with white highlights on blue toned paper. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have used many techniques that were in this free video. I have also used some that were not...great online class

You Can Make This

paulo9tws made Self portrait with:

Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide

Online Class

Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide

with Patricia Watwood

  • Charcoal

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Charcoal with white highlights on blue toned paper. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have used many techniques that were in this free video. I have also used some that were not...great online class

Q&A with paulo9tws

RuthieTee asked:
The first piece shows a good level of skill and is a good drawing but the second piece is even better and is close to being a good work of art. It has some real strengths - good skill, the beginnings of style, lots of atmosphere and potentially really good composition - but the composition is slightly undermined in that the presenting elbow feels unfinished. With the subjects weight leaning into that elbow it feels like an important anchoring point to the picture so the composition would be a lot stronger if that forearm were finished to the same high standard as the rest of the piece. That's just my opinion but I think you have a talent well worth honing. Looking forward to seeing more pieces.
paulo9tws answered:
thanks...i've only started figuring drawing 2 years ago. I do it off an on...the portrait in the chair is actually a year older than the one on blue paper
gobarb asked:
Nice work!
paulo9tws answered:
thanks
meg8604 asked:
Love this
paulo9tws answered:
which one?
painterla3179277 asked:
wow that is really good
paulo9tws answered:
thank you....what do you like the most?
Aizing asked:
This is great!
paulo9tws answered:
thanks!