Charcoal Nudes by E. J. Gold

By E. J. Gold

An worthwhile software for starting scholars in addition to complex artists, this sensible instruction manual specializes in tools of drawing utilizing the human determine as form. Loaded with functional illustrations, this useful reference covers quite a few equipment for charcoal use, together with charcoal choice, smudging suggestions, and correct grip styles.

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This will destroy the painterly effect. 49 Connie Make certain when drawing the figure to "lean into" the shadow areas more heavily. 51 Sansanna Experiment with the pressure techniques for at least 100 drawings until you fully understand the effect of varying the drawing pressure. 53 Juli Experiment equally with varying pressures when smudging. 55 Marianna Be careful to leave lots of white un-smudged paper in your charcoal drawing. 57 Angie With practice, you can actually "dodge" the areas of highlight to create great lighting effects on face, hands, breasts, abdomen and high bones such as clavicles.

43 Fanya Before smudging, make certain that you KNOW exactly where your light source is -- upper left, upper right, extreme left, back of the subject, etc. 45 Thishyana Smudge more strongly and in a wider range in the shadow areas. 47 Opal Do NOT add charcoal to enhance the shadows. This will destroy the painterly effect. 49 Connie Make certain when drawing the figure to "lean into" the shadow areas more heavily. 51 Sansanna Experiment with the pressure techniques for at least 100 drawings until you fully understand the effect of varying the drawing pressure.

57 Angie With practice, you can actually "dodge" the areas of highlight to create great lighting effects on face, hands, breasts, abdomen and high bones such as clavicles. 59 Tutsi Jo Do NOT try to make an exact photographic image. 61 Shandra You will discover to your amazement that exactitude does not produce truth. 63 Masana Your figures can be distorted to create various effects of angle and perspective.

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