Here's my final piece for this semester's Cast Drawing class. At long last, it is done! If you want to view the whole process, check it out on my blog
The goal for this one was to make the most polished and realistic drawing possible, so we had the entire semester to work on just this one, and it took all that and a little more. But it was well worth it, I learned a lot about value structure and edge control, not to mention a handling of charcoal, and especially the ability to stop and think for a second and not put any marks on the paper until thoroughly understanding what it is I'm about to do and why. As Richard Schmidt says, once your initial sketch lines are done, there shouldn't be a single arbitrary mark made throughout the rest of the process. Gotta stay in that mode, as it's the key to efficient painting, especially in terms of concept art.
All in all it was an awesome study, definitely gonna do more of these over the years, it's an excellent reminder of both technical skills and correct patience and discipline.
Hope ya dig it!Nitram Charcoal, Canson Mi-Tientes paper, about 80-90 hours, lots of music, and approximately 15.34 miles walked between my observation point and drawing station.