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This drawing utilizes the Subtractive Method which is a drawing technique using charcoal as its media. The objective is to identify, draw, and blend a wide range of values. Instead of adding values in only areas that are darker, an entire sheet of paper is covered with a mid-tone layer of charcoal. The student first removes the lightest values, then reintroduces darker values by layering more mid-tones on the mid-tone that already exists on the paper. Sophisticated rendering of value is attained by continuing to layer mid-tones until darks begin to appear. It was completed during the Observational Drawing course at Santa Fe Preparatory School, Fall 2015.

Student work completed in Alex Pena drawing class at Santa Fe Prep
Oliver Hillenkamp
Charcoal on Rives BFK Paper
22x30 inches