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This was drawn by sprinkling charcoal on 150gm Daler Rowney cartridge paper, then spreading the charcoal out applying more in the darker areas then taking it off with a putty rubber where it is needed to be lighter.
Size A3

Only charcoal shavings were used to draw this.

TIP… I find it is much better to sharpen pencil, charcoal with a blade. To get a sharp point I use sandpaper, I then collect all the charcoal in a small jar to use after.

The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know.

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    04-01-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • thank you Kira

    – Lynn Hughes

  • Lynne  Kirby
    Lynne Kirbyover 1 year ago

    Very atmospheric drawing. Great tonal balance.

  • thank you Lynne

    – Lynn Hughes

  • © Jennifer Korteland
    © Jennifer Kor...over 1 year ago

    Great charcoal study. Light and shade are good. Not sure about the line of white?

  • Thank you Jennifer for your comment . the white is a curl that is hanging over the face, I have to agree with you it dose look a bit strange now you have pointed it out.
    The light was quite strong on the curl, having compared the original drawing with the image here, I can see that the original has more contrast , the curl is easy to make out on the original.

    – Lynn Hughes

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