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Designing expressive landscapes with charcoal

A quick charcoal drawing that I made during studio at Pratt.  I wanted to give the students a little change of pace and try to loosen them up with a more fluid medium after all their intense procedural mechanical drawings.  I started here with a crumpled paper bag to demonstrate building tone and highlight, then I just let the emerging forms guide a new landscape.  The result began to take the appearance of a subterranean landscape, so I threw a few figures in to bring a sense of scale to the scene.  We had a lot of fun translating the students projects into more expressive and environmental interpretations through a great messy medium, charcoal.

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