Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thats a self portrait. Guess which song I'm playing!
This is a charcoal sketch. Now charcoal is a quite tricky medium to handle. It spreads, smears and stains like hell. You have to be really careful while using it. Especially lefties like me have to take care and sketch from the right side of the paper to the left side so that the charcoal doesn't smear. But it is also a really beautiful medium. If used properly, it can really give a good depth to the drawing. Again, a extra care should be taken about the shade-light effects because you can blalantly see them in the sketch. A little mistake can make the sketch seem unreal. While practicing charcoal sketching, keep something in front of you- anything- a bottle, your cell phone or maybe your complete worktable and try to sketch accurately it as fast as possible. Its a very simple exercise to increase proficiency over charcoal and also sketch faster. Try it!
Posted by kaushal sapre at 12:36 PM