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Choke by Ania Ahlborn


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Original Creation Date: May 8th, 2007
Charcoal on 90 lb paper, 16″ × 20″, freehand.
Reference Model: Bellz

One of my all-time favorite pieces. Ever.


bleak, dark, portrait, charcoal, gothic, choke

Ania Ahlborn is an author, avid traditional charcoal artist, and photography hobbyist. You can find her photography here and learn more about her on her website,

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  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...over 5 years ago

    nice work

  • Faizan Qureshi
    Faizan Qureshiover 5 years ago

    This is charcoal?? Wow… really really cool! Loving the details.

  • OneMultipleCode
    OneMultipleCodeover 5 years ago
    I know a boy with those eyes… This is very intense. There is so much depth and emotion. It looks like there is a soul in that eye eye and it is vexed, the body weeping. There is also something else, the posture in the hand, the steady gaze…there is a mystery here. Thank you for creating and sharing this piece.
  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendover 5 years ago

    Amazing work I love it so much

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 5 years ago

    Another masterpiece…love it :))

  • TomWard
    TomWardover 5 years ago


  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 5 years ago

    This is amazing!!!

  • ambient-1
    ambient-1over 5 years ago


  • cathrinedp
    cathrinedpover 5 years ago

    so powerful and emotional. Gorgeous work

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    So intense! And it’s done in charcoal? wow, it looks like a photograph. Really amazing!

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