A Drawing A Day 1162

Progress Shot 12

Ok, here we have another pass at averaging the values. I don’t really want to use the white chalk excessively, so I will rely on the various degrees of redness to create the whites. Now, because the tone of the paper is blue, the white will never be actually white, but the contrast of the blue and red will create the whiteness of the light effect. That way I can reserve the white chalk for the highlights only.
With this pass of averaging I have achieved a kind of unity in the drawing. It is becoming one body instead of a body with various parts worked on.

Silverpoint and Red Chalk on prepared Canson Mi–Teintes paper, 38 x 55cm

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