Great unwashed

A3: Charcoal on paper

So of course I ran away and headed back to the other extreme. Apart from the hair not a wash or tone in sight. Safe ha ha! Big guy this model…could only just fit him on the paper. Not very happy with that toe just touching the edge so the foot is neither in nor out. I usually place the model inside the edges, but letting part of the figure stray right off the paper has a great anchoring effect and makes for very interesting compositions. Something else to practice… American artist Richard Diebenkorn was a master of this. I’ve been a fan for a very long time. Here’s an example:

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