Monday, April 06, 2015

Lindy's Curls - original charcoal portrait drawing



A compressed charcoal drawing on Yupo is probably the craziest thing, but that's all I had at the time, so I went with it.  This model's hair has a life of its own and I had to draw it right that minute! There's a lot of "texture" in the negative area that came from the charcoal that found its way there by accident and was impossible to erase, so I've learned to love it.  The compressed charcoal is very deliberate and once a mark was down, I could do little about it.  Yupo is forgiving with watercolor, but not too much with something like compressed charcoal - actually, the compressed kind of charcoal is hard to get rid of on any surface.  Anyway, I enjoyed doing the drawing and am pleased with how it turned out.  It's about 8 x 8".  Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

I like..

Connie said...

Thank you, Anthony!

hmuxo said...

This has to be a favorite for me Connie! It sounds tricky but the results are beautiful....love the hair!!

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Hilda - I appreciate it!