View Full Version : FND Flamingo in charcoal pencils

02-15-2002, 10:15 PM
Drawn on sketch paper with charcoal pencils.

02-15-2002, 10:17 PM
Here it is!

02-15-2002, 10:18 PM
Very nice!!! The flamingo has a wonderful design element....all the flamingos look really good!

Nice work with the charcoal!

02-15-2002, 11:36 PM
well done - really like the texture of the background and how it brings out the flamingo

02-15-2002, 11:37 PM
I love what you've done with the charcoal, I also like the way you've cropped the image. It doesn't look like you've created a mess with the charcoals either, like I would've... heehee That's some neat-o grain you have there too.

02-16-2002, 01:25 AM
Really great -- nice to see someone else pull out the charcoal.
LOL -- my hands are clean tonight -- went with CP. :D


Laura Tasheiko
02-16-2002, 09:05 AM
Very nice modeling, texture, and contrast. Great! L.

02-16-2002, 09:11 AM
man...why didnt i stick to charcoal instead of pastels?...look how pretty yours turned out....dang...i have learned my lesson...its very pretty...

02-16-2002, 10:19 AM
very nicely done...not many people chose to do the flamingo in black and white, due to its bright pink/orange colors, but you have handled this very well!

02-16-2002, 01:05 PM
Well done.
The contrast between dark and light gives the feel of the flamingo lit by moonlight and the stars are sparkling in the backgound.
I like it :)

02-16-2002, 01:20 PM
Excellent work. I know we're all about fine art here, but as a graphic designer, this would make a really good logo or monogram "S" :rolleyes:

02-16-2002, 01:32 PM
Surfinia, I love what you did with this flamingo and all with only black to white. Very nice modeling. Simple, elegant and VERY effective.

02-16-2002, 03:41 PM
I love the way the background moves the bird forward. The rough texture of the background provides a good contrast to softness of the feathers. Nice work.


02-16-2002, 03:59 PM

you got the softness in his cheek I couldn't get in 2hrs! i almost wanted to go black and white too... came this close ;), and yours is what i would have been going for... :D


02-16-2002, 06:35 PM
You've all said such nice things - I'm humbled.

Since I've been trying for greater value contrasts, with more attention to shadow vs light, I think my drawings have improved. This drawing was still not what I was shooting for, but I get closer to the goal each time.

Bobby - I had already decided to do charcoal before Friday, but when I saw all those brilliant colors download I was so overwhelmed by it I almost decided to go for color. I'm actually glad I stuck to the black and white - would not have done so well in color I think.

02-16-2002, 07:46 PM
*ditto* *ditto* *ditto* *ditto* *ditto*......(cuz everybody already said it ) ..........oh, oh, oh did i remember to say this is cool?

:D I like it!


02-17-2002, 04:54 PM
A lot of lovely shading in this work Surfinia, it looks so elegant. :)

02-19-2002, 10:55 AM
I really like the softness you achieved with the charcoal. :cool: