Tag Archives: charcoal

Making it work…

I don’t know what kind of plant this is, but the cuttings have been in my house, growing in a glass of water since last Fall. I had good intentions and maybe now that I’ve drawn them, they will finally … Continue reading

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One person’s weed…

The drawing for today is of a plant that popped up in my old neighbor’s side yard. It was going to be chopped down so I collected it and made it my life model for today. The plant stood about … Continue reading

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More drawings…

As my friends and followers may have noticed, I’ve been working on drawing, lately; combining pencil and charcoal and using an eraser to pull out the highlights. I really enjoy this process. I’ve been using Strathmore’s charcoal paper and find … Continue reading

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Winter Portrait

A drawing of my nephew, Paul. He lives way up north in WI. Hopefully, he won’t look this cold again ’til next year! The drawing is charcoal and graphite on Strathmore paper and measures roughly 12×16.

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Portrait Drawing

Charcoal and Conte pencil on paper.

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Facial Expression

Another fun, expressive face – awe- perhaps? Charcoal on Strathmore vellum bristol 11×14. I used powdered, compressed and charcoal pencils for this piece.

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Gwen

Another charcoal study – 11×14 on Strathmore toned gray paper. I used a General’s Charcoal pencil for this one. Save

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Nina

This is another attempt to capture a likeness in charcoal on toned paper. The drawing measures 11×14. Save Save

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Self Portrait

Practicing drawing today…vine charcoal on 11×14 toned Strathmore paper. I love drawing, especially with pencil and charcoal – need to do this more often…

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Reductive drawing of Point Lobos park in CA

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