Honestly, I'm always a bit surprised that the same names keep popping up. Frazetta is probably very famous because he was marketed quite well while he was active. I'm sure there were hundreds if not thousands of artists just as good as he, but they are now all forgotten for us, because they didn't sell themselves so well back then. However, he displays great compositional, gestural skill and his form creating lines are to die for. His paintings display a clear sense of value, edge control, light. If I was copying Frazetta, I'd concentrate on his ink or graphite work and attempt to understand why and how he places his form building lines. Great drawing by the way! :-)
Hi Elson, Using a coloured pencil can be helpful to start "forgetting about using an eraser". As the pigment in the coloured pencil can often hardly be removed from the paper (unless you use a knife, which is also a good tip). I like the butteriness of a graphite pencil but will also just draw a portrait in one colour using a Polychromos (Faber Castell), making sure I stay light on the pressure until I'm sure of what I've put down on the paper.
Hey all, finished this assignment of Nikolai using pencil and paper. I used a bit of the Loomis method for structure (slightly different to the video). Found doing wrinkles quite challenging. Any comments or criticism would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, @leon.art_0
This year, I starting drawing from fashion photographs (I have a book with about 500 photos by Scott Schuman). I sketch an underdrawing in pencil and then I build up the drawing from darkest to lightest tone, using tombow brush pens. Final step is to knit the tones together using a pencil.