100 Still Life Drawings
This series of still life drawings in charcoal, pastel and conte are exercises in tone, and are drawn without the use of line. It's become apparent to me that getting the tones right in a drawing goes a long way to capturing the feeling of the light. Obvious, really, but this should apply to painting too.
I'm hoping that, through this series, I'll be able to investigate further whether this is a matter of getting the tones right as they appear to my eye, or whether it's mainly getting the relationships between the main tone blocks right that matters most, regardless of whether the drawing is done in a low or a high key.
Drawing number 39, bowl of walnuts, shows roughly how I approach these drawings.