Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Smudging and blending with charcoal

This is a drawing by Daniel Peci which was done with charcoal. I think he may have used his medium because it is very easy to manipulate and to smudge out. Because of this, he can eliminate the sharp edges which actual human forms do not have, making it appear more real. Also, it is much easier to shade with charcoal to create the different shadows and contours of the face and clothing because it is so easy to smudge. Using charcoal allows him to make the face look more real and lifelike, blending it all together.


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