This post shows three lessons using three different mediums: pencil, pen and ink, and charcoal.
The first one is an extention of Kistler's sphere drawings. My task was to create a fanciful situation where spheres are built upon spheres. Based on Kistler's sample, I created this other-world land. Using really soft pencils I tried hard to get really dark shaded areas. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.
The next assignment was a pen and ink using a calligraphy style pen. Although not truly calligraphy, this nib gave me line variation. I discovered that for me, it's easier to be more free flow if the subject is right in front of me and not a photograph. Interesting.
The last assignment was the toughest for me: charcoal and people. Charcoal and animals would be better, but if I'm going to learn, I should stick with the assignment. I know the proportions are wrong – baby's head is way too smalI. I have so much to learn when it comes to portaiture. But it's a start. Yes?