The first two hours of every day were devoted to a demo by Tony. Here's the progress of the drawing he worked on this week:
(forgive the quality, the first few pictures were taken with my cell phone)
Tony is a master at manipulating graphite. He achieves his atmospheric modeling by describing form with what he calls 'controlled linear fuzz', soft washes of tone applied with minuscule circular motions of the pencil. His approach is Vermeer-like; accurate but optical. Lines are used to describe the beautiful outer contours of forms but are subordinate to the description of the effect of light. Lines are not used when the 'fuzz' can better describe the vagueness of the small undulations in the facial structures.
Here are some process shots of one of my 2-day drawings from class:
More to come soon! Looking forward to Week 2!