July 05, 2012

Comic-con!

I have a couple of demos I'll be doing at Comic-con, stop by and say hi!
Charcoal portrait demo Saturday July 14, 2-3:30pm at the LAAFA booth, #5567  
Concept art demo Saturday July 14, 4:30-5:15pm at the Schoolism booth# 2042.


Here's a step by step for those of you who can't be there:









8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome work. It seems most of your drawings are done under a strong directional light. You use the compressed charcoal in the shadows and smudge it over to do the halftones and lights.

Since compressed charcoal is so dark it makes it difficult to model halftone and lights directly. Would you use this same technique if the model was lit more softly, like in a north light situation?

Nathan Fowkes said...

Hi Anon,

I do use a similar approach for softer, more high key drawings. I get a good amount of charcoal into the darkest darks or background then use it as a pool to pull tone from for the rest.

Sergio DS said...

Gracias por mostrar el avance de la obra paso a paso. Un lujo.

Saludos

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feeb said...

Wish I could make it, sir. Hope you have a great time while there. Thanks for continually being an inspiration!

Rose said...

Great charcoal process shown and great results.

Bithia Thompson said...

your work is awesome!

tiffannysketchbook said...

so lovely... been a long time admirer of your work. also the only issue of watercolor magazine i bought was because your work was in it. :)