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We had a really good model whose poses provided a lot of light and dark areas, intersecting lines, overlapping areas,  and movement. Even in his compact poses he had a lot of those elements.

Warm up poses with sumi ink, brush, and chopstick pen

I started off well with the 10 warm up poses. Here are four samples of the ten 2-minute poses.

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See more in my Ink Figure Sketches Album on Facebook. You must be logged in to Facebook to see this album.

White, black, and red on toned charcoal paper

I thought I might get off some really good charcoal drawings on tone charcoal paper for the longer 20 minute poses but I wasn’t happy with any of them.

I’m still relatively new to drawing on toned charcoal paper with black charcoal. with white highlights, and some red to add a some warm tint of flesh. I think using three colors takes a little longer, so I need to figure out the pace for the twenty minutes that we have. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be but I think it’s coming along.

So there’s nothing to post today from any of my twenty minute  charcoal drawings.

 

 

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