Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Charcoal Portrait on Charcoal Toned Paper

12" x 9" Charcoal on Paper
The subject shown above is the daughter of one of the women who attends the drawing sessions. She has modeled for us number of times. A budding artist in her own right, she was willing to sit for our most recent session when the regularly scheduled model canceled, and I was able to make this drawing of her. The drawing is charcoal on white paper. The paper was first toned with charcoal. A charcoal pencil was then used to sketch in the subject and draw the darks. A kneaded eraser was used to lift out the lights, and "charcoal white" was used to strengthen the highlights.

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