Sitting in the Nude, Charcoal

This model looked really angry today and that set the tone for my painting.

I had a lot of difficulty with this piece because my oily eraser (Milan) made things really difficult to blend. It was quite a mess until Prof Woon Lam gave me his eraser (Staedtler) and a softer piece of charcoal,

Things I would do differently next time round: Increase the range in tonal difference, have more variety in textures instead of them all being the same, especially the silk cloth. Overall, I wouldn’t call it a fail but there is a lot of room for improvement.

One Reply to “Sitting in the Nude, Charcoal”

  1. Your eraser gave you some trouble this round. Anyway, the range of tone is still there. Next round remember to work on the variation of edge sharpness when you have the right type of eraser.

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