Here are a few Charcoal drawings. I always love doing these, to keep myself tuned.
We went to Los Angeles (family) which was a whole lot of fun. Here are two pen and watercolor sketch from the trip.
Harry Potter Ride at Universal Studios
Here are 3 paintings: A portrait, a landscape and a still life. Practicing in one genre helps with the other. I feel like I have grown considerably but feel that I have a lot to grow.
Sajal Ali, A Pakistani Actress and Model
A Nocturne (Kashmir)
A bowl of Obvious… 🙂
So instead of painting huge masses first and then adjusting the values and temperature. My approach in these two were that I varied the temperature and value as I moved across the subject. This was quite interesting as I did not have to struggle with dirty color notes. I learnt that I have to deliberately vary the value and temperature gradually, although temptation might be to not to.
I loved the shadow and light play on this beautiful bride. The warm and cool colors were very inviting and I had to test my skill. Follow me on instagram: @artistfaisal.
Black and White and the value range of Charcoal is breathtaking. I mix graphite into the midst for subtle value changes. I am thinking of revisiting Pastels, now that I have honed my skills in color and values quite a bit using Oil and Charcoal.
What makes a landscape a good landscape is thoughtful application of Aerial perspective. Otherwise it appears flat. The concept is simple but always challenging.
Landscapes are fun to do, when you can nail the aerial perspective. That is always a lesson in progress. It is interesting what I know about painting landscapes now, and what I new a few years ago. Thanks, enjoy!
Here is a Fan Art of Megan Fox. I am drawing on Bristol paper these days and I love the smooth surface that gives me a very even skin texture. Doing a series now in Charcoal.
This is a portrait of Sajal Ali, in Charcoal. She is an actress and a model from Pakistan. The gesture and the lowered gaze was incredible. (she is known for her big eyes). This is done on a smooth paper to get the soft look. Thank you for visiting.