Saturday, May 12, 2012

6th entry for Apr. 24, 2012

These are a 10-minute and a 15-minute pose that ended the evening with S-  .  The 10-minute one is done with a hard Nobel charcoal stick on 24 x 36" Durotone Extra White, and the longer study is on a 22 x 30" sheet of Maidstone rag paper with the same material.
The lower one was extensively reworked texturally afterwards, with more charcoal, a blending stomp, eraser and paper towel. It's not a perfect image, but it is quite striking, and does situate S-- into more of a definite, if ambiguous, space.
Somewhere between these two images would I believe be the ideal degree of tonal/background development for my present tastes.

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