It often seem to happen that doing a very bad drawing, like the last one, gives me a kick up the arse and the next one turns out better. That certainly seems to be the case here.
After getting the balance of tones so badly out on theLemon and fig drawing, I was determined todo a better job with this one. I was very careful with relating the tones one to another. It’s also helped that all the objects are pretty much devoid of local colour, somewhat like a cast drawing. It makes it much easier to evaluate tonal values.
One of the things I like about this drawing is that the implied direction of the light, from bottom left to top right, balances the main line of the composition, from the bottom right to the top left.
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