China marker... nice tool. It looks almost like charcoal, but it's made of wax like crayola crayons haha. I just didn't like the string that got in the way sometimes... or even worse... when I press too hard I break it and try to "peel" off the wrapper and fail at it... (sigh)
I remember this guy was a newb model haha. It was supposedely his first day... so awkward for him. I tried to make the background a bit more interesting... cuz he was holding a large stick-pole thing.
I really liked how this composition turned out. wuhaha. got that feeling yo! I like it better than the drawing below in which I spent way more time on... and reclining poses are the hardest... so much foreshortening and stuff.
And some portraits... about 40 to an hour each. Again... I tried to be creative with the background haha. (below) I dappled it using the dirty chamois we use for wiping off/on charcoal and contes. Experiment and have fun! ;p
After seeing all these I remember improving a bit from my "beginner" class, but I did a lot of measuring and I didn't feel like I got the gesture of the pose that well. I needed more practice with construction, composing and "rendering" my values. I still wanted to know how to show the forms in the best possible light.