A Drawing A Day 1171

Progress Shot 04

Hoping I’ve done enough establishing work to delve into the world of tone. This is all graphite, so, now I need to remember again how graphite behaves. It’s very much different to chalk. The paper I am using is very good for such exercise as it can take a lot of punishment. For some results I have to work the graphite right into the fibres of the paper. It doesn’t just sit on the surface of it, so there is a slow build up of tone,
Below I am doing just a more or less flat tone, monitoring the tonal relationships in the shifting landscape of her body.

Graphite on Canson Mi–Teintes paper, 38 x 55cm

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