Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3rd entry for Mar 23, 2012

These are a 20-minute and an 18-minute study done with hard compressed charcoal on Maidstone paper with a thin graphite underlayer.
I was running out of gas, and wrestling with the paper surface on these two, after the more dramatic earlier studies.  The standing figure I have compressed vertically about 15% and enlarged the head, as I realised after the fact that the shading was okay, but the proportions were wildly off.

Photoshop is a handy tool that way, to try altering problematic images to see how they look without unintended distortions.

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