I made this for my figure drawing final. The composition is noticeably weak, but it showcases a lot of my growth over the semester.
I started by taking my model (in this my brother) and placing him in a very moody pose. I then outlined him on a big piece of drawing paper. I can't remember what kind, but it's 90lb and pretty nice to work on.
I then shaded and highlighted using conte crayon and charcoal (i like the way charcoal moves around more than the way black conte does).
Then I cut out the picture and glued it to a 30x40'' canvas. From there I used whatever skills I learned in my expressive drawing class to paint something I found to to compliment the atmosphere of the drawing itself. I went over some parts of the actual figure in paint (the hair and pants) to darken up areas I didn't really care for too much.
Let me know what you think