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"An Exploration in the Application of Charcoal"

quick 1 hour drawing I JUST did. Continuing to explore the application of charcoal.

Charcoal
11in x 15in Arches Cover Buff

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sergioluzsl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
seu trabalho tem poesia... realmente inspirador - Her work has poetry ... really inspiring
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borgesfan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Cheers. Beautiful work...!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
I am featuring this on my page.
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Samara-Jayne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
what paper do u use, love the colour
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Pure loveliness..
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ConnyLu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
beautiful
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chickenCanFly Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
yay
genious
perfect style^^

even if you drew a portrait of the poop it'd be a perfect piece of art
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DonIon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Wow! Very Solid! Beautiful attention to detail...
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semi234-part2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I like the rough, unfinished aspect to this piece.
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hollrock Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
I think your texture is working brilliantly with hair and the hand. It seems to be less effective on the back of the right arm. Its reminding me of a tree trunk. I think a little more of the paper texture would take care of it though.
p.s. I absolutely love your work.
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napoleoman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Well, this was only and hour drawing, heh. More of a study of applying charcoal than a finished piece. I do, however, see your point. The arm is rather lacking.
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glasspencil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
very nice this is wonderful
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honey-vinegar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
The facial expression is just perfect
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TheCoffeeBaron Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice quick sketch, and lovely texture on the hair :nod:
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ducklin-th Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nice :clap:
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CaraIsil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
This is beautiful! I love when drawings seem like they have such detail when really, the details are created in your head, and the artist is hinting at details. And charcoal does that really well too. This is truly stunning. :D
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henry-james Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Beautiful work. The details on the face are really nice, but I kind of like the way it fades out to less tight imagery. It really draws attention to where you did detail.
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napoleoman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I'm really trying to play with that more. I always think it's interesting when an image isn't treated the same everywhere, but I always end up treating all parts the same :/
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manush1991 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you have mentioned in some of your earlier comments that you start messy, and then neaten it up. do you always follow this technique? is there any other?

i am just curious because i have been trying to work like you do,which works at times, but fails when attempted with acrylics.

any suggestions?
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napoleoman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I cant really offer any help when it comes to painting. Starting messy works for me with the tools I use, but I dont paint.
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Getaro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the face is so detailed and the hair has not much detail at all
Looks very nice
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maoshan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010   Photographer
she got strong arms =D
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Abdstract Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good as always :)
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