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Old 06-10-2019, 04:29 AM
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charcoal drawing wip critique/advice more then welcome - Finished

its 3 am here and just parked my truck for my 10 hour rest gonna do some more art work before I pass out. but I'm gonna share what I been working on past few days . bare with me I'm not so good with charcoal so I'm practicing on that any critique is welcomed. I feel like I lose all control with the medium as I'm not as comfortable with it as I am with graphite I lose my ability to seamless blend transitions and I get really sloppy when using it .












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Old 06-10-2019, 03:27 PM
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Re: charcoal drawing wip critique/advice more then welcome

Hey there,
This is my second try at replying to your thread. Hope it posts this time ... alas, I am not a techno-mage.

I appreciate the series of photos you shared. It's a sort of tutorial watching that image take shape and grow.

Also much appreciated is seeing your working set-up, your tools and where you have them laid out. I'm pretty interested in what exactly people use and where on the table they place them.

What are you using for paper ... is that Strathmore charcoal paper or a series 300 Bristol? I've not yet endeavored with charcoal but your work suggests I should grow a spine, find some courage, and give it a go.

Your dedication to the practice of drawing after such arduous days (daze?) on the road is impressive. I draw daily, but don't think I have your amazing fortitude.

Please keep posting.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:36 PM
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after tedious layers an erasing I got it done its look good but I'm still not satisfied I need much more practice with. charcoal
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:41 PM
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Hey there,
This is my second try at replying to your thread. Hope it posts this time ... alas, I am not a techno-mage.

I appreciate the series of photos you shared. It's a sort of tutorial watching that image take shape and grow.

Also much appreciated is seeing your working set-up, your tools and where you have them laid out. I'm pretty interested in what exactly people use and where on the table they place them.

What are you using for paper ... is that Strathmore charcoal paper or a series 300 Bristol? I've not yet endeavored with charcoal but your work suggests I should grow a spine, find some courage, and give it a go.

Your dedication to the practice of drawing after such arduous days (daze?) on the road is impressive. I draw daily, but don't think I have your amazing fortitude.

Please keep posting.


I'm glad I was able to help you I try an do pictures this way as many of my friends like to see the progression. and I like to keep all my tools close enough but only have the ones out in reach that in using on the current section of work . it's a strathmore Bristol 300 yes I like the smooth ness it gives for skin . the 100ln 270 gm size let's me put quite a few layers down before its un workable. I like water color paper as well u can really abuse that paper but it takes more work to get smooth. yes driving makes it very hard to keep a focus on art have to be very dedicated to keep up with it. especially with me trying to branch out into another medium
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Dread headnino:
You are doing very well with this work. It seems to me the reference photo may be done a professional technique where you only see her face, and the rest is considered back ground. There are beautiful values that rendered this great photo. Therefore try to concentrate on the face as much as you can. For instance there is a significant contrast on her neck that is competing with her face so you have to make those contrasts less defined. Keep up your good work.
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Re: charcoal drawing wip critique/advice more then welcome

Great going! You're doing well with this medium.
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Re: charcoal drawing wip critique/advice more then welcome - Finished

I don't think you need any critique. Seems like you're handling charcoal very well.

Is that a little camera I see in one of your pictures. Or is it a pencil sharpener? Can you tell me about it?
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You are doing very well with this work. It seems to me the reference photo may be done a professional technique where you only see her face, and the rest is considered back ground. There are beautiful values that rendered this great photo. Therefore try to concentrate on the face as much as you can. For instance there is a significant contrast on her neck that is competing with her face so you have to make those contrasts less defined. Keep up your good work.


thank you I'm glad you pointed that out haha.i didnt even think about any filters the photographer may have uses to enhance the photo. I just tried my best to capture the likeness .
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Great going! You're doing well with this medium.

thank you I'm working on it
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I don't think you need any critique. Seems like you're handling charcoal very well.

Is that a little camera I see in one of your pictures. Or is it a pencil sharpener? Can you tell me about it?

I'm glad you think so it's been a trail.

and yea its along the helix line of sharpners they work really well.
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