Joseph's shiny new sketchbook
Speaking of charcoal, I have another long pose drawing done with a couple progress shots. This one was pretty challenging and I definitely don't think it's perfect, but actually I think it's probably more correct in value relationships than my last one. I think my last one of the year will be my best. 

I'm trying to lose the overly grainy look to my drawings, but I don't think i'm there yet.

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Great results Joseph. How long are these long poses you do? I assume these are multi day efforts?

(04-03-2021, 09:42 AM)Who Wrote: Great results Joseph. How long are these long poses you do? I assume these are multi day efforts?
Yes, the charcoal drawings are over the course of three or four weeks. 3 days a week. The pencil figures are just a few days, between two and four.

Awesome charcoal drawings you also have a great knowledge of human figure

Nice sketchbook keep it up

(03-31-2021, 09:19 AM)JosephCow Wrote:
(03-31-2021, 06:03 AM)Peter Wrote: Damn Joseph your last few posts have been absolute killer! Flexing those atelier skills arelady. Really digging your self portrait man, would love to see your process for it. :)

Thanks, man! 

THe self portrait I only have one in-progress because I just paint on like 2 or 3 layers. I tried it a different way than I normally would. Normally I would do a sketch with line, and then fill in the shadow with dark grey and then kind of try to paint on top of that. But instead I first went for the color and value straight away, without getting the drawing. So it makes this crude painting but the colors are right when zoomed out. 

I think I made the final painting by starting with a drawing over grey on a new layer, and then pulled the colors from the sketch when I had something a little more accurate. At the end I ended up selecting and shuffling things around a bit because I didn't feel like I had it right. I don't think this is the best way, or even a very a good way to do things, but that's what I did.

Thanks for the progress shot, always love seeing how someome built up a piece. Like to see if how they approach somethingis better than mine. :)

Hey whaever works fpr you haha :)


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