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Old 02-05-2020, 02:56 PM
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Portrait in Charcoal.

This was done just with a soft and hard generals charcoal pencil. Still practicing with half tones they seem to be the hardest atm. I feel once i get the hang of that I can have more depth with my drawings. Its become quite tricky also going from my sketchbook to the bristol vice versa. Does anyone know any other good smooth drawing sketchbooks?
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:00 PM
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

If you're not worried about archival you can blend with your finger or tissue for more tones, but one of the things I really like about your style is the lines in the shading. As for smooth paper, I don't think smooth plays well with charcoal.
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:17 PM
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

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If you're not worried about archival you can blend with your finger or tissue for more tones, but one of the things I really like about your style is the lines in the shading. As for smooth paper, I don't think smooth plays well with charcoal.

Yeah blending gets tricky with me, as I don't know how to very well, hence why I use so many accents in my drawings. I have tried tissue (I actually should do that more often) also cotton swabs! I want to look into getting good make up brushes because I believe that can help a lot. Also thank you again for being so kind and helpful!
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:47 PM
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

I think your drawings are the best on WC. They really stick out that way. You should start doing paid live demo's. I would love to see you post some landscapes and seascapes on here. Maybe even rainy day cityscapes. Im trying to find some suitable heaveyweight drawing paper, at least 120 pound that is easy to erase. I sell everything I draw or paint and I dont like selling drawings on paper less that 120 pound minimum. It is hard to display and too easy to damage.
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:16 PM
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

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I think your drawings are the best on WC. They really stick out that way. You should start doing paid live demo's. I would love to see you post some landscapes and seascapes on here. Maybe even rainy day cityscapes. Im trying to find some suitable heaveyweight drawing paper, at least 120 pound that is easy to erase. I sell everything I draw or paint and I dont like selling drawings on paper less that 120 pound minimum. It is hard to display and too easy to damage.

Wow what a confident booster and compliment. I have tears of joy streaming down my face! Its so hard for me to be hard on my art. I think its 'okay' at best. When you guys really tell me its great helps me out. I will try and do some videos on how I draw. Also city scapes are something ive been longing for!! I want to paint the city at night and I will post one here soon. Thank you again so much!!!
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Old 02-06-2020, 02:44 AM
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

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Wow what a confident booster and compliment. I have tears of joy streaming down my face! Its so hard for me to be hard on my art. I think its 'okay' at best. When you guys really tell me its great helps me out. I will try and do some videos on how I draw. Also city scapes are something ive been longing for!! I want to paint the city at night and I will post one here soon. Thank you again so much!!!

You should do a rainy day cityscape so you draw the reflections of car lights on the wet city street and have the buildings silhouette on the gray sky with people on the sidewalk blending in with the shadows like a watercolor painting. I would like to see your style in a landscape with light and shadows and atmosphere and mood. You can do it. i may take some planning. Those effects with the acetone would work well also.
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

Looks good.
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It’s beautiful. The deep tones are very effective.
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Re: Portrait in Charcoal.

Its a scrumptious portrait. I'm particularly attracted to the scratchy texture of the skin. She's lovely!
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