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Old 11-03-2017, 03:58 PM
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Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Recent portrait drawing using charcoal and white pencil on homemade tinted paper (2nd painting using tinted paper). The paper is canson watercolor. 300gsm. A3 size. Tinted with galleria WN, and yellow ochre acrylic. I will post my progression tomorrow. I draw using vine charcoal powder first (i sand it using sandpaper and then i tap it and draw using tissue), and then mark my lines, from there, i just render and render using charcoal pencil, the white area will be the very last step. I try to do the face tightly, and then i will draw the hair and background painterly.
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

A good start, Armada! Thanks for sharing your process.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:42 PM
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I agree on both points!
Looking forward to seeing it done.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:43 PM
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Well done, thanks for sharing your technique.
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:22 AM
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:53 AM
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Thank you everyone for the big support! The painting is done. I entitle it, OUT OF THE DARK.
This is the effect i was looking for! The face area is done very tightly, and the rest is painterly. Finally i know the secret of painting with charcoal painterly, it's the vine charcoal stick. When i hold my charcoal pencil, i tend to draw it tightly, but when i hold vine charcoal stick, i'm able to make big broad blocky marks similar to my oil paint brush. I will continue using vine charcoal in this manner from now on.



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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Wow Amada! You did not disappoint! It looks absolutely fabulous. And thank you for showing your steps along the way too.
Did you use any white, or is it just the colour of the paper as the highlight tone? I am viewing this on my phone and canít quite tell.
Super job. I am going to check out your links.🙂
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Wonderful drawing! Nice contrasts in her face.
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Wow Amada! You did not disappoint! It looks absolutely fabulous. And thank you for showing your steps along the way too.
Did you use any white, or is it just the colour of the paper as the highlight tone? I am viewing this on my phone and canít quite tell.
Super job. I am going to check out your links.🙂

Ohhh, yes i forgot to explain. The highlight is from my lyra white pastel pencil. The not so much white area (her cheek) was using paper tone + light shade of white lyra. The dark is using derwent dark charcoal pencil. The beginning step and the background was using vine charcoal stick. Thank you Christine

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Wonderful drawing! Nice contrasts in her face.

Me too....! Thank you Joan for such a nice comment.
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

that looks great ..
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Very nice modelling of the face. Do you intend to work further on the background? I think it jars with and distracts from the face as it stands.
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Thank you all fedetony and harry123.
No, it is finished, the roughness of background vs the smoothness of the face, this is exactly what i'm looking for..
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Fantastic work, armada!
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FAntastic.... accomplished work ... just beautiful
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Re: Portrait of a young lady, charcoal

Thank you Carol and Kay!
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