thank you, (sorry for this late reply) and its all about doing the darkest shadows and working your way lighter. the highlight parts are just blank paper, so its all about the shadows. and no worries, ask anytime, (i will reply quicker next time)
Oh I see that now. Wow, it's amazing. I love charcoal, it's so fun to work with even if it does get everywhere. yeah I think I'll try Chinese painting we have a picture of one of a bird in the hall. Did you draw the original design of Matt Smith in pencil or did you start straight away with the charcoal? Oh and did you use charcoal pencils, pastels, or the strange stick that comes in sets. Sorry about the stream of questions. I just want to learn about art so much.
no, no i love questions and i love charcoal to but i also hate how messy it is i would use it more if it didn make everything arond black. for your questions, i did a super light line drawing first anad then used just a standard stick, the ones that look like a burnt twig i have never got a charcoal pencil but they look really handy for detail
That's good then. Haha I like how messy charcoal is but unlike pencils you can't just draw on your lap in the lounge. I remember I was doing my first charcoal drawing and my sister had her friend round. And when I looked up they started laughing as I had charcoal over my face. Haha. Yeah that's the burnt twig. I got a set of charcoal, just a cheap five pound set but it had charcoal pencil, pastels and the standard stick. Annoying thing about the standard stick it snaps a lot. It came out so well your drawing. I'm gonna try and have a go what other media Do you like working in? How did you get into art.
yeah, i love drawing on my lap, literally all my doodles and fan art are done on my bed on my lap haha charcoal on the face, i never know how that happens because im always sure i don’t touch my face, but it makes its way there somehow and my favourite media over all is probably pencil. i just prefer my work in it. i like how you can get such soft textures with it for skin but then really fine dark lines for things like eyelashes. Though i also like oil pastel for coloured pieces, but they are chunky so i only work big in them. i am getting more into paint and have a lot of paint pieces to put up on deviant art, but im not very confident with it as i only started last year. as for how i got into art, i have just drawn ever since i was little, mum said i never drew stick people, just went straight to ovals and circles haha. i also used to draw the same thing over and over like horses or eyes I still do that now really, I have always done it in my spare time because I like doing it but won’t stop till I think it is right. I have done GCSE in art and have finished my A-level in art so that’s also caused a big chunk of my time being spent on it. The only problem is that’s art I am told to do, not art I have chosen to do. So I rarely get the time to just sit down and properly draw something I want like matt smith for example. I only have the time to doodle in my bed wow that was long, haha bit of a life story there sorry x
Hey. Sorry for not replying sooner. I know but charcoal is so much fun to work with. Do you ever do digital art? Yeah my Mum always prefers like colourful photos but I love pencil work it can look so amazing. And it's so much fun to do. I've never really used oil Pastels or oil paints. I like watercolour though. There's this pencil museum in Keswick in the Lake District and they have all the derwent ranges. They've got so many to choose from I love going there. I was sad when we moved away cause we haven't been since. But when we did leave Mum and Dad bought us loads from there as they knew we wouldn't be able to go back for a very long time. Wow you were a very talented toddler then Yeah I don't like being told what to draw I like to feel free and draw what I want. Of course I guess I won't improve at other things if I always do that. Haha no worries I enjoyed it.
Its alright and no. I don’t have Photoshop or anything. Though this summer im planning to start some digital work. Im going to university next year to study computer animation so I think I need some practice before hand. I cant wait, I think it will be so much easier because I won’t have to set up, and pack away, it cant get ruined or stuff spilt on it. So much nicer, though I done actually know if a can yet And wow, that sounds really cool, I would go but I am nowhere near it haha. I hope you get to go there again soon though. And yeah, I like just trying things I have never done before to see if I can do them but, I will always always always stay away from landscapes. I just dont like doing them. I love close ups and detail and if there is a tree I want to draw every leaf perfect but you just cant do that with a landscape drawing unless the canvas is as big as a house