A bit ago I said I was going to do more studies before finished works….this time I did it! Do I get applause? hahaha! Sometimes we just need to take a bow in our own studio so I’m doin’ it!
The study here was done on toned paper – sometimes it’s easier to add highlights and shadows rather than trying to create so many midtones! Conté crayons are messy but they make me work quick and easy rather than laboring. I didnt even stress much about any blending, just blocking in shapes and tones. Once I finished this I had a much better idea where this piece was headed.
Can you guess from this picture what my favorite little vignette part of the drawing is? Scroll down to look at the finished art before you click to watch and see if you found my little treasure. Watch the video below or click here to see it on YouTube.
The finished piece was a lot of fun! About three days taking up space in the studio – but worth it, methinks. My favorite spot is that window peeking through the archway. I was surprised I actually pulled that off.
That taxi gave me fits. It’s a little rounded and pudgy now, but at least it seems like it might be a car. Ha!
Original drawing for sale
That’s right here if you need it hanging on your wall.
In case you missed this week’s social media tips with silhouettes….Click on the linked text in the captions. The bunny stamp is here, and Lamp black and Lunar black are compared in the telephone pole video.
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- Value sketch:
- Finished drawing:
- Neenah Cardstock, Solar White 250pk
- Copic Markers
- Copic Hex Chart
- Copic Reinkers
- Air Compressor – (only need comp and cord, not this kit)
- Cord, if it doesn’t come with the compressor
- Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White
I emphasize to drawing students that drawing a value study is time well spent.
Also, drawing on toned paper makes such a difference for atmospheric feel.
Both drawings are fabulous Sandy, the roughness of the black and white and the delicateness of the coulered one totally love them both.
And I also love the little yellow cap! Such a lovely suprise in the drawing.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.
I’m in love. This turned out so incredible!
AMAZING! Your taxi and lamp lights glow without being overwhelming. The way you made the storefront on the left appear to be lit from within is terrific. All I can say is WOW!