Today I have drawn some details taken from Caravaggio's "St Matthew and the angel". I have changed my medium to pitt graphite . This allows me to put several layers of shade over the original sketch done with Derwent Pencils where I need it to be darker. Pitt graphite pencils have a slightly grainy quality but help achieve those darks which I think reflect the chiaroscuro Caravaggio achieved more effectively.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here is a sketch I have done of detail from Caravaggio's "the taking of Christ".
I have found the darks values of the original quite difficult to achieve with pencil.
I think I may have to look for anothe medium to compliment the Derwent pencils
to achieve this.