Friday, May 17, 2013

look on the bright side


I did this charcoal portrait in my sketchbook. I toned the paper with willow charcoal then drew with it, and an eraser. Trying to remind myself about shapes and light since my watercolour work concentrates on line and colour.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful job. Don't you just love that knead eraser!

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  2. Lovely work Nora. Very important to remind ourselves of these basic lessons, Thanks for reminding me.

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  3. I like it, Nora! You can totally see your style in it.

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  4. Beautiful, Nora. It feels very pure. And just perfect. Great work!

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  5. What a lovely portrait. Great light and depth. Nice, Nora.

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  6. Wow this is really beautiful, so different from your watercolours too.

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  7. Well it's gorgeous...love that it's black and white too...a rich sketch!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. The light/shadows are great! Very good!

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  9. What a beautiful portrait, Nora!

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  10. You've captured such a compelling look in this portrait. Lovely!

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  11. This is AMAZING, Nora! I love the shadows on his face and that beautiful pose...one of my favorites.

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  12. Magnifico trabajo, me gusta mucho este retrato!

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  13. Great exercise in creating a sound tonal structure. You have produced a striking image.

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  14. This is a fantastic work Nora, Hugs!

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  15. You remembered the result very well and great.

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  16. Un buen estudio.
    Felicitaciones.

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  17. Awesome sketch. Love the darks and lights for such drama.

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