Sunday, April 4, 2010

Yes, i have been drawing


One more attempt at a self portrait in graphite. probably the best so far. however, i'm not too fond of how i handled the medium. It was hard to balance the visibility of strokes in the background and the more delicate shadows and details in the face. I would have preferred to use charcoal, but Oh well, subject to the requirements of the assignment i guess.

anyway, let me know what you think

4 comments:

sal navarro said...

looks really good to me, William!

galvinator said...

Brilliant work. Must be hard to hold off on your exxaggeration skills. Love the shading.

Marc McCabe said...

Your values are excellent. And I wouldnt worry about scratchy lines, never fight the medium :D

Will Appledorn said...

Thanks guys!

galvinator, it was a matter of using some organizational line this time and really paying attention to lining things up and not just doing it freehand

Marc, yeah, near the end i figured i would roll with it and use that texture as contour line to define the planes in my face.