Backs are tough

My last drawing today was this back study from a posespace.com photo. Luckily there wasn't too much going on other than some suggestion of scapulas (scapulae?), the spine, the sacral triangle, and a couple hips. I've seen well-developed guy's backs that would drive you crazy with all the lights and darks.

I'm using vine charcoal for the basic drawing with a chamois for erasing, and then compressed charcoal at the end to emphasize the blacks, and a hard eraser to take out some highlights. I'm still struggling with relative values. I'd also really like to find a better paper.

 

By kencrocker

Fine artist; graphic artist; draughtsman; digital artist

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: