After a painting by Scott Waddell 20 cm x 20 cm graphite on paper.
Set a time limit (20 mins for this study) and get as much information down as you can. Using only one pencil to save time, make a mass drawing and add a few highlights with a rubber to finish. I did this one because the glasses and the shadow they cast made for an interesting study.
Like painting, one approach to drawing is to start big and see the large shapes first then move on to the smaller shapes. Work within those shapes and look for a little more detail. Keep it simple to start and remember the more detail you add the more into focus you are bringing the subject it’s up to you where you stop.
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