Michelangelo's David Figure Drawing

I've been working on this guy in my spare time (of which I have none) with charcoal on Stonehenge paper which I've never done before. I've always used paper like Canson or others that are more specific for charcoal, but the Stonehenge which I use for Graphite, has been working pretty well. I had to rush the features in the hair and face to turn it into my class last semester, but I'd like to make them feel more substantial and smooth. My favorite part of a drawing is making the final lines that follow the form to define where all the muscles, bones, tendons, fat, etc. is to make it feel alive and not so static. Raphael Leonardo and Harold Speed, to name a few, were so good at making lines full of substance and energy. I don't like drawings that are perfectly accurate or realistic, I like drawings that can describe so much with very little work. Some artists make it look so easy!


Harold Speed

Landscape Studies

This was a quick study done last year that took two hours. I plan to do a lot more landscapes and still life studies this summer. 



Marble Statue Study

This drawing took me about three hours with graphite and Stonehenge paper.