18″x24″. Charcoal. 50+ hours.
Forgot to post this one before. In the progression of Analysis of Form class assignments, it comes after the torso and before the perspective work. We were responsible for selection and composition of the objects this time, it took lots of combing through my stuff to find the right collection of interesting but not too complex things to draw. I changed the lighting halfway through the drawing on my instructor’s direction. It gave me much better form shadows to work with, but eliminated one of my favorite details: in the earlier version the shadow of the little wooden guy holding the silhouetted paintbrush was cast directly behind him, looking somehow like the Steadfast Tin Soldier.