Friday, January 23, 2009

The Artisan - original charcoal portrait drawing


This drawing was done in a 20 minute session today - we were very lucky to have this excellent model and he's a new one, too! I'm such a fan of drawing from life in short poses, anywhere from one to twenty minutes, to keep drawings fresh and unlabored. At least I feel it works for me. On Strathmore 400 drawing paper, this vine charcoal drawing is 24 x 18".


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8 comments:

dsb said...

It's a beauty. I agree about vine charcoal. Nice work.

Vicki Shuck said...

I really like the strength and directness of this drawing! The spontaneity is great, as is the dramatic lighting.

Connie said...

I LOVE vine charcoal - it's so versatile and forgiving! Thanks for your nice comments!

Connie said...

Thank you Vicki!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

You made great use of this model. Excellent head drawing!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Connie - did your charcoal break?

Priscilla said...

Hi Connie,
I LOVE your drawing. It's gorgeous!
Beautiful use of charcoal, and so much emotion. Fantastic!
How are ya?

Celeste Bergin said...

you really show great skills here..and he has a majestic look. Five stars!