Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WIP - Elephants - Al....most....There....

African elephant family charcoal drawing in progress
It's almost there! I've been spending a lot of time on the foreground, particularly the water. It's slow going, but it's coming together. All that's left is the strip along the bottom and some touching up. (The black part at the very bottom of the photo is the pencil tray on the easel.) For the water, I've been using mostly the 6B charcoal pencil and tortillon, followed by the chamois and kneaded eraser for smoothing and lifting highlights, then finally the white charcoal for the foam and highlights brighter than the gray matboard. My next post should be the completed drawing!

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