Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Life Drawing, Charcoal and pastel

The latest life drawing - it will not photograph well for me - there is a soft cream in the highlights but they are reading too garishly :>(

Done with willow charcoal, compressed charcoal and cream pastel. Again about 90 minutes work,

I wanted to concentrate on the 'portrait' aspect with this one.

Charcoal is such a lovely medium to work with, messy but so adjustable. I can sweep mistakes away with a brush of my hand (yes I do get very grubby) and redraw, draw back in with an eraser to paint lights back in and be really flexible. I edit. A Lot.

We've got the same model, Lucy, very chatty, again next week, with the same pose for those who paint and work slower. So I'll choose another view.


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

What a lovely, sensitive drawing.

debra morris said...

Beautiful work

vivien said...

thanks but it keeps nagging at me - the bits that aren't quite right!

That's a very nice sensitive sketch of the quails eggs Debra

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful vivien.

vivien said...

Thanks Ronelle - all being well I'm off to do another tomorrow. Then it's the Easter holidays, so no more for a while.