Pencil Crayon Fun

22nd February, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - 4 Comments

I’ve recently been taking some art classes, and we started work in pencil crayons (which I’ve used before, but only as opaque blocks of colour).  Anyway, we made portraits of a live model, and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out :) It’s neat learning to use other media, as I’ve been almost entirely digital for the last while.

Pic’s after the jump because it contains nudity (*shock, horror*! ;) )

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Posted on: February 22, 2009

Filed under: Art, Traditional

4 Comments

Paul

February 22nd, 2009 at 7:19 pm    


How come these models are always naked? Is it because it’s easier to draw clothes over them afterwards?

Drawing looks good, I wish I was able to draw something that doesn’t resemble a 5 years olds work.

MashPotato

February 22nd, 2009 at 8:41 pm    


I think it’s because when you’re starting out, it’s easier to see the structure of the body when it’s not hiding behind anything. By learning where all the muscles and joints are, you can begin to see where they should go even when they ARE behind clothes.
I’ve also heard it said that the human body is so hard to draw that if you can do that, you can draw anything, but I’m not too sure about that ;)

Paul

February 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm    


Or it could be that artists are just perverts! :P

MashPotato

February 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm    


Foiled!

;)

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