line and value

This demonstrates some basic fundamentals of drawing and composition regarding line, crop, and value (or tone). In this exercise I started with a line drawing sketched with no regard for the borders of any composition. Just free drawn from the model out. Then I cropped and gridded the drawing and started right on the toned paper with large simple values slowing landing on detail but always with an understanding for the values of the whole. The line drawing at the beginning, drawn on a separate sheet of paper, is not about detail but placement. "Detail" happens on the toned paper where it's more fun to be detailed anyway.

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