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The Next Move

The deep archives, part 3.

Gold scratchboard.

The Next Move is another variation on reverse drawing. This piece started out as an all black sheet of scratchboard. I used various sharp tools to scratch away at the surface layer to reveal the gold color underneath. This concept is similar to what I did with Storytelling and Keep Pushin’ – I used tools to reveal highlights and define the figure’s face and features, while using the black base color as my darkest value.

Reflection and Response.


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Keep Pushin’

The deep archives, part 2.

Graphite off paper.

Like my piece Storytelling from last week, this piece also involves a reverse drawing process, but with a slightly different approach. With Keep Pushin’, I started by outlining the figure’s silhouette and shading it all in with a dark graphite pencil. Then I used an eraser to pull out the highlights from the black background and define the face and the clothing. Removing graphite from the paper allowed me to turn the full silhouette into a more defined figure.

Reflection and Response.


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