August 23rd, 2020

Apple Study on Black Surface

ARTIST: Ankit Jasmatiya, India

ARTIST STATEMENT: This is the reverse process artwork in which we need to go from dark to light. The surface is black and I can directly start using white charcoal pencil and finding light values. A process of this kind allows you to have a better understanding about light and shade.

I usually work on graphite, charcoal and soft pastels. I used various draftsmanship techniques for this study for achieving negative drawing, lighting effects, blocking method, subtraction method etc.

MEDIA: White charcoal pencil, compressed charcoal and other charcoal pencil, watercolor brush for dry blending.
SURFACE: Nova Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – Black – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: I am Ankit Jasmatiya, an artist based in Noida, India and passionate about pencils and mostly dry media as it gives me the freedom to work anywhere and anytime. Most of my artworks are based on portraits and my objective is to create the artistic expression of the face. I want to spread awareness towards art all over the world. To achieve this, I am uploading art tutorials on my YouTube channel where I have more than 280,000 subscribers, so that everyone can learn art.

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