Realistic human skull model studies 2023

I recently purchased a realistic human skull model for anatomy study, so I’m intent on creating as many study sketches from life as I can bear. I’m usually bored by still life, but when a skull is involved, I’m all for it.

Realistic human skull model study in colored pencil on toned paper
Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Drawing colored pencils in an A5 Stillman & Birn toned sketchbook

The first sketch is on grey toned sketchbook paper which served as the color of the shadow areas. This is a very economical drawing technique, especially when framed with a strongly colored negative space.

I’ll be adding more images to this page as I complete them.