He caught me observing him and got a really annoyed look on his face. That’s what I’d have felt had my subject been a live person, as it turns out it was an Expressionist drawing that I changed by exaggerating the neck, straightening the head from a tilted position, and removing the hand it was resting on. These changes seem to have given the irritated expression. Interesting.
Playing with conte and coloured charcoals here and I realized a few things I don’t like about conte. It goes on the paper thin and waxy. The upside is that should I choose to do my blending as I go, it renders really dreamy and filmy (like gossamer) layers. Of course I’ll have to play with it more.
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