I was drawing today


From Michelangelo's Heroic Captive and Battle of the Centaurs.

In my drawing class, we have been focusing on using blocks of light and dark to build the shape of our subject. We've used charcoal and pastel, but today we were using one of my favourite tools - the gel pen. Using pens of different thicknesses, and again working from an upside down picture to battle our preconceptions, we tried to build up the tone using parallel lines, curved and straight, and cross-hatching.