I have looked long and hard at this picture, it troubles me so much. Thatís not in any bad way it is because it throws all the senses in so many directions. The subject is portrayed as strong and yet he is weak and helpless, held motionless in a sea of smoke and fumes, he is blind. His body is tense and still and solid. He is in three minds, the concentration on his face tells you that his senses are working in tune with his surroundings and yet he still holds the one thing that gives him power - the sword. I remember my art teacher once telling me that some people draw what they see and others will see what they draw. I prefer that latter. This is a fantastic piece of art.
Thank you very much below is the complete list of materials I give to my drawing students. Best wishes Timothy
1 Drawing Board (Masonite drawing board usually 23x26") Have a spare one if you plan on doing many side projects. 20 sheets of Sky Blue Canson Charcoal Paper (to start). I believe the sheets are about 20x26" or so.. 10 General's Charcoal Pencils (6B - extra soft) 10 White General's Charcoal Pencils 2 Kneaded Erasers 1 Pencil Sharpener (any kind that you would prefer)