Monday, October 31, 2011

Sketch for Tango Fantasy - original charcoal figurative drawing

This drawing is one I did to work out a tango position for a painting.  Although I will make some adjustments to it, I am mostly pleased.   The painting won't be exactly the same as the drawing, though.  No matter how I try, these characters have minds of their own and won't let me do just anything I want.  I did learn how to transfer a drawing to canvas or board for painting years ago in art class, but I never use it because I like the unpredictability of doing it my way.   
I went to the art store on Saturday to get only one thing and walked out with much, much more.  One of my new acquisitions was a General's pencil set #15, which is what I used on this drawing.  I drew this piece on Strathmore Bristol board, also new.  Don't you just love new art supplies?  They're so fresh and untouched - and then the madness begins and they're never the same. 
On a totally different topic, I've included some photos of a couple of my blooming Cenizo bushes.  They're reputed to predict rain, and I'm hoping that's true.  It worked the last time they bloomed - we got over three inches!  The bees are just going crazy with so many blooms - I can hear the low hum of their buzzing as soon as I walk out onto the porch.  Cenizos have lots of names - purple sage, Texas rain sage, and Texas silverleaf are a few.   Whatever the name, here's hoping they're accurate in their weather forecasting this time around!
Thanks for stopping by! Sold

6 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

what an excitingly (sp) beautiful drawing! the woman looks so feminine and lovely and the man looks so masculine and in control - to convey that in a drawing - WOW!

hmuxo said...

An absolutely beautiful sketch, Connie! You're right about new art supplies...going to an art store is like going to a Candy shop!!

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think this sketch is beautifully drawn Connie. Did you use vine charcoal or charcoal pencil? Looks a bit like a combination.

Connie said...

Hi Sheila and thanks so much for stopping by. I started this with some vine charcoal, but mostly used charcoal pencils and then used a tortillon here and there. Thanks again!

Connie said...

Thank you, Myra. I loved doing this one in black and white and I'm glad you like it!

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - isn't it fun? I always have to restrain myself at the art store!