Monday Night Drawing

Tonight’s rules were to only use shadow and light shapes, no linework at all. Not being able to sketch in the ellipses, draw height lines, etc…it results in a wonky drawing. It’s a good mental exercise and underscores the importance of the initial gesture and construction phases of a drawing. But it makes for a pretty bad drawing…


It was a bit longer drawing, but it was so tough to get anything done without the fundamentals underneath. So I just used it as a mental exercise at first and then just played with values for a bit (since there was no saving it and I didn’t want to go through that again with a second drawing!).

Conte on charcoal toned bristol paper, 18×24 (aka ‘the usual’).


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