Just wanted to mess around with a sort of charcoal-looking drawing technique, which brings me right back to my charcoal drawings from the imagination from @25 years ago. This is a relatively fun and easy technique for me.
I’m supposed to be working on my aliens, and I’m in the middle of a line drawing, but realized I don’t really like doing line drawings on the computer, because it’s hard to have the level of fine motor control with a tablet and stylus while looking at the monitor. I keep the tablet in my lap on a pillow. But it works grea for a looser style bases more on shape, shading, and form.
When I used to do charcoal drawings I’d hold the charcoal at arm’s length, which is very different from drawing up close on paper. So, this kind of drawing tech translates very, very well to the computer. It’s even better because with charcoal I could only add black and erase. Here I can add white.
The style, however, really looks like my old chacoal drawings, like, this one:
Here’s all 37 pieces in the series so far in a slide show.
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