Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hugo Cabret - 2

Here is the second drawing from the series of drawings I am copying from "The invention of Hugo Cabret".

This is an interesting sketch which combines both portraiture as well as architecture. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the architecture since the cross-hatching technique was more pronounced in the facial features than in the walls.

The drawing in the book is much darker that this rendition. I used one 6B graphite pencil for the whole drawing. I am sure the original was done with a few 9B pencils, without which it is hard to get such dark shades.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hugo Cabret

We recently got the book "The invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick. It is a fantastic book with a lot of sketches. When I say, a lot, every other page is a sketch. What I liked about the sketches was the style. Most of the sketches uses a cross hatching technique to render the shades of gray. This piqued my interest and I took it as an interesting challenge to learn this technique.

This is the first of a series of sketches I plan on copying from this book. This is a quick sketch that took less than a half hour to complete.