Archive for August, 2012


Drawing Final: Tanya’s Bamboo Curtain

August 23, 2012

At last I’ve managed to squeeze in enough time to finish the drawing; although, I may go back to alter the curtain some. I think it needs some brightening up, or add more highlights.

I’ve enjoyed working with this wax crayon medium on this project, and I learned quite a bit in the process about how to handle it more effectively, so I definetly want to return to it again.


Drawing Update 5: Tanya’s Bamboo Curtain

August 14, 2012

Almost there. I still need to work on her face and right arm areas, so I should wrap this up on the next post. Haven’t decided if I need to scratch the bamboo as well. Maybe…


Drawing Update 4: Tanya’s Bamboo Curtain

August 7, 2012

This distressed method of scratching away the wax is a slower process than I’m used to, but it’s worth it to get the look that I want.

Here I’m just showing the new areas of her right, left thigh, and buttock. Once I get the area the way I like it, I coat it with a layer of the Dorland’s medium to help set it so it won’t easily get scratched away accidently.


Drawing Update 3: Tanya’s Bamboo Curtain

August 3, 2012

I’ve gotten the rest of the figure coloring laid down on the new drawing, and darkened up the background a little more. Now I’ll start scratching her back, so to speak. I’d forgotten how tough it is to get a crisp edge with these crayons.