So I ASSUMED the 3 hour long pose at CDA every wednesday night would be nude, and then made an ASS out of U and ME when it was actually the wonderfully hilarious Johnathan in full steam punk regalia.
Well here is what I did with compressed charcoal. Kevin came by and we had a conversation about grouping the lights and darks, a concept I'm familiar with in other people's work, but have yet to replicate in my own work. He mentioned doing composition studies in 0 , 30 , 70, 100% values would be helpful to learn grouping of values, so that is what I'm going to do.
Technically, in a 3 hour long pose, you have 6 sets. My good friend Krystal mentioned its a good idea to spend the first set on a test run, or plan drawing. Kevin mentions this as well. He says to create a thumbnail image to plan out the values and make sure they read even from a tiny size. Krystal also mentioned another juicy tidbit, which is to leave the last set for background and finessing. So technically you only have 4 sets to get to the meat of the drawing. Good to know.
Things to work on : thumbnails, grouping values, time management, depicting people with glasses on (ouch!)