By Erika Ammann

Create your personal ornamental furnishings. detailed designs with a ecu flavour. filled with color worksheets and simple to stick to directions.

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I just knew he was right for posing as John, a disciple of Jesus. I love working from life, but for this, I worked from a computer screen. I find there is more depth from a monitor than from a printed out photo. First I toned the paper with charcoal powder. This gave me my overall middle tone to work from. I utilized white charcoal for the highlights to help push the value range. Pursuing depth, dimension and space is crucial if you want to obtain a sense of air in your drawing. Value range, color temperature, composition and perspective are all factors that contribute to the illusion of dimension.

170gsm) bond / 18" × 24" (46cm × 61cm) After designing the composition using thumbnail sketches, I prepared the torn paper still life and photographed myself pushing through the surface. Beginning with an observational drawing of the skull, I continued with a mixture of photo reference and life drawing. Re-creating the lighting from my photo shoot and situating myself in front of a mirror, I developed the portrait from life, referring to the photo reference for the hands and paper elements to tie everything together.

As the figure emerges she begins telling a story. This drawing reminds me of my mother’s skirted dressing table, which always had a bottle of Evening in Paris on a mirrored tray. DIGGS. BRENDEN DAUGHERTY Charcoal and graphite on toned paper / 15" × 22" (38cm × 56cm) The reference photo for Diggs was taken in my shower using my younger brother, nicknamed Diggs, as the model. I stood on the sides of the tub to force a perspective from above the subject. I had my dad pour water on him from over the shower curtain.

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