I have another new drawing of a forest stream to show you guys…
whether it is good or bad, there’s a couple things to say about this image.
do you guys remember my graphite/charcoal thread?
thats because I’ve had trouble figuring out how to use Both in a given drawing.
part of this is How I draw and the inherent properties of graphite- I normally go light to dark and flesh out the whole scene in hard 2h pencils first, darkening the whole image as I step into darker and softer pencils.
That doesn’t Work, when you want to have graphite darks! because Inherently graphite is a lubricant and layers of graphite prevent the charcoal from “sticking”.
instead and espacially to the dark spots on the left of the image, I did the charcoal Before very much graphite had been applied and generally tried to be more flexible in how I draw this.
IMHO; it worked! the charcoal created a darker darks and the contrast is more in this drawing than in others.
I intend to keep using charcoal in the darks on drawings that warrant it. hopefully in time; I can learn how to be very skillful at it. I’m also Going to have to start using fixatives. charcoal is a mess!.. but its SO expressive…